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   Actor Robert Pattinson; author Roger Moore; fall fashion...  

    November 8, 2012
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good morning. the sequel, a strong storm hits the sandy-ravaged northeast with 40-mile-an-hour winds and heavy wet snow. in some places, up to a foot of it. but in the midst of it all, a bright moment for one storm victim. >> we are cold. oh, my goodness. honeymoon over. the day after the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. and you go girl. the 9-year-old phenom with unbelievable moves on the
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football field. she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2008. 2012. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "toda on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i love thisnterview that stephanie gosk was doing with that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago. in the middle of the interview talking about no heat. and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel. >> i was going to say, you know what? it's not just the lights, but her face lights up in that moment. and to have it all happen right there is pretty cool. >> in the meantime, a lot of people in this area dealing with a new storm in the northeast this morning and it was a beauty. >> yeah, not as bad as sandy,
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thank goodness, but it was a doozy. new jersey up to connecticut. and tapering off now, making treacherous travel, headaches with thousands of homeowners trying to recover from sandy. we're going to get a live report from al straight ahead. and we'll show you how one family who has been without power since the storm struck rode this storm out. also ahead, more fallout from the outcome of the presidential race. odds are already being laid on who might run for president in the year 2016. we'll get into that and show you how tuesday's results are playing out on the late-night comedy shows. and they had a field day with that. >> you bet. and we study to kristen stewart on wednesday and we've got robert pattinson live. and on thursday, with this nor'easter in the northeast, they're still reeling from hurricane sandy. al roker in danbury, connecticut, what's it look like up there? >> reporter: well, a little bit like a winter wonderland, matt.
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records yesterday with all this snow. the earliest 4-inch snow ever. newark getting the biggest one-day snowfall in november ever. and i tell you, as you look at this system, we've got a time lapse of it from when it started going on to last night. and you can watch as cold air is drawn in, it's bringing in a lot of snow. this is a classic nor'easter. just very early. and the other part of the problem was it came right on the heels of having to deal with a hurricane. and guess what? we're not done with it yet. just ten days after hurricane sandy, this second storm was a sucker punch to the storm-ravaged northeast. the heavy snow causing accidents and more power outages to thousands of people here in connecticut. ahead of the storm wednesday, we were in point pleasant, new jersey, where workers built up dunes to protect the stripped and battered coast. >> reporter: nobody can remember this happening, within a week and a half, the new jersey, new
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york, and new england coastline having to deal with a hurricane, a superstorm and now a nor'easter that's bringing pounding surf, rain, and heavy snow. >> reporter: with beach communities already pummelled, new evacuations were ordered along the shore. >> we may take a step back the next 24 hours, you need to be prepared for that. i need to prepare for that. i hate setbacks, i don't tolerate them very well, but this one i can't control. the weather it is what it is. >> reporter: on long island, the effects of the back-to-back storms so severe, some describe it as unreal. >> go from like a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in snow, in the same week or same ten days, it's pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: the long island railroad shut down by a power outage during the wednesday evening rush hour stranding thousands of commuters. with snow falling on darkened homes, the storm's timing couldn't be worse causing new power outages for thousands in an area where millions have been waiting more than a week to get their power back.
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in long beach, new york, she got a powerful surprise during an interview with nbc news on wednesday. >> the heat, especially, is the big concern right now. we are cold. oh, my goodness. >> reporter: what a great moment. and hopefully those are happening more and more throughout the northeast. let's show you what we've got right now with this nor'easter as it makes its way away from the northeast coast. it is still pummelling parts of the northeast. we've got wind gusts anywhere basically from a 52 to 47 miles per hour, nantucket, 68-mile-per-hour wind gusts. snowfall amounts, 7 inches in flushing queens, 13 inches, and connecticut, 12 inches in north haven, 4 inches in stoney brook, we've got snow up along the new england coast, rain right along the northeastern new england
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coast and the winds are going to continue today. wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour in cape cod and the islands. and we're looking at strong winds up and down the east coast. we probably will see there. you can see massachusetts will see airport delays stretching all the way from boston down into washington, d.c. today. so we are not quite done with this, but it's just about over. that's the good news. we have to wait and see what else is coming. guys, back to you. >> all right, al. thank you very much. of course, not everyone is as fortunate as that woman we saw who got her power back in the middle of that interview. tens of thousands of homeowners are still in the dark ten days after sandy. nbc's erica hill is in ocean side, new york. on long island, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. driving around here, you have to be so careful of the power lines, which as you can see are weighted down now even lower under all of this snow. as of midnight, an additional 20,000 here on long island are without power. and the local power company says they will get to them. but they're in line behind all
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of the people they still need to bring power back to who lost it after sandy. that small solitude for people like the davises behind me who have been without power for more than a week. streets are dark and quiet, remnants of cleanup from sandy now blanketed by snow. more than 2800 homes in oceanside are still without power, making it easy to spot the lucky few with generators. but a kitchen light can only do so much. >> if we had some kind of assurance of when we would be getting our power back, i think that's more frustrating than anything. >> reporter: for ten days, sammy and sharon davis have been trying to clean up the mess sandy left behind. >> we never thought you'd see all these things on a table like this. >> never, never. never, but, you know what? i keep putting the pictures around and every time i'm feeling bad about the damage to my house, it kind of lets you reevaluate what's important. >> reporr: at sandy's height,
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water was half way up the basement walls. >> came in about 8:00 and started going down around 11:00. we woke up at 6:30 the next day and started ripping out carpet. >> the smell. >> repter: soon, the walls were gone. >> the wind was literally blowing right in. >> reporter: until the davises ran into a family friend who insisted on insulating their basement free of charge. >> the owner of dunkin donuts came directly to us and brought us donuts and coffee every day. >> the teacher from the high school today drove by and gave us hot dogs and chips. communities are strong here. >> reporter: still, it's 52 degrees inside. snow is piling up outside in freezing temperatures. and any sense of normal still feels very far away. so why stay? >> we called all the hotels, there's no hotels to stay at. there's people that have invited us to stay, but it's uncomfortable. >> reporter: there's also a subtle fear in leaving. >> people are worried their homes are going to get broken into. >> reporter: sharon's parents
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live a mile away but spend each night here. their own home also dark and even colder. despite the snow, they're finally starting to see signs of hope. a week and a half after sandy. >> today's the first day that two or three good things have happened, you know. and from coming to the house to the garbage men coming down the street. >> mother nature can be ugly right now, but the people around us have been really beautiful and we've been blessed. >> reporter: really a great attitude, but i have to tell you, i was back inside the house this morning talking with sharon and she said, you know what? after last night, this is starting to get really old. she's not sure how much longer she can take it. but they still have no word on when the power will be back. but we do want to let you know in the interest of full disclosures, one of if ways to meet this family, they are relatives of one of the members of our "today" show family, matt. >> erica hill, we know them well. erica hill, thank you very much. here's savannah. >> matt, thank you. wall street is looking to rebound today from one of the
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worst one-day losses of the year. the dow plunged 313 points on wednesday amid fears about the looming fiscal cliff of spending cuts and tax increases that could push the u.s. into another recession. maria bartiromo is the host of cnbc's "closing bell." >> well, people are putting two and two together, saying wall street dropped the day after the election. simple question, why? >> you're absolutely right. well, first off, people are worried about higher taxes, higher regulation under it had obama presidency. but also, it is this near-term worry about the fiscal cliff. at the end of this year, we will see $600 billion of spending go away. there are spending cuts coming, that means, defense companies, transportation, construction, they may very well have to lay off workers. in addition to that, we've got the highest tax increase coming on virtually all income levels. these two things will coincide, and that is the fiscal cliff to basically possibly push the u.s. economy into recession unless
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congress does something about it. >> is wall street basically registering its doubt and skepticism that either party can come together and resolve this? >> that's right. i think we will see compromise. already you've seen the president reach out to the other side. john boehner making comments that they also want to work together. but, again, this is the choice that we have been talking about over the last several months. spending cuts, tax increases. >> we should mention that we're also more renewed fears in europe, the greek debt crisis rearing its ugly head. >> absolutely. it's clear that greece cannot pay its bills. now we're thinking, okay, this is another pressure for the u.s. economy. so we're all waiting on some kind of compromise out of washington as well as some stability in europe. but for sure, we'll probably see some volatility going forward. doesn't really mean much, though, long-term. >> i was going to say, let's get some perspective. there was a huge drop after the president's election four years ago. but over the last four years, wall street has been up. >> that's right. over the long-term, you have to look at fundamentals. and the corporate sector right now is very strong. a lot of cash on the balance
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sheets, longer term earnings should be okay. but over the near term, expect some choppiness. >> maria, thank you. and i know you'll have much more on "closing bell" today on cnbc. >> thanks. those problems on wall street, just some of the issues facing president obama on the heels of his reelection. chuck todd, nbc's political director and white house correspondent has more on the urgent matters on the president's plate. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, matt. no rush for the campaign weary. the slew of deadlines at the end of the year, the biggest one to do with taxes. and it means this president and this congress have a lot of work to do right now, potentially a lot of compromising to get done, it's a political showdown that seems destined to get kind of ugly. >> reporter: fresh off his wednesday morning's victory lap, it was deja vu all over again for the president. back to the decidedly less glamorous business of trying to navigate what is still a very polarized washington. hours before he landed back in
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d.c., the president who has insisted on tax increases for the rich spoke by phone to john boehner to begin talks on how to prevent the country's economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> in order to garner republican support for new revenues, the president must be willing to reduce spending and shore up entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our debt. >> reporter: while mr. obama has hinted in the past he's willing to include social security and medicare in the fiscal negotiations, the rest of his party may not go along. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. everything doesn't have to be a fight. that's the way it's been the last couple of years. >> reporter: meanwhile, romney's loss has prompted hang wringing and a blame game among republicans. >> i think it's going to be a circular firing squad for the next six months in the republican party. >> reporter: republicans lost by a wide margin among latinos, african-americans, asian
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americans, and women. >> don't tell me the republican party doesn't have outreach, we do. but what are we supposed to do now? are we supposed to -- does that mean open the borders and embrace the illegals? if we're not getting the female vote, do we become pro-choice? do we start passing out birth control pills? is that what we have to do? >> if the republican party were a business, you would say that they have a flawed business model for the future. >> reporter: and are even a few republicans quietly pointing a finger at chris christie for praising the president's handling of the aftermath of hurricane sandy last week? >> my activity with president obama was just another chapter in the leadership i've tried to show in this state, which is that people care more about getting things done than they care about partisanship. and i'm going to continue to conduct myself that way. >> believe it or not, that sandy finger pointing is something that is being pushed around this
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idea among a lot of republicans, particularly close to the romney campaign. but i'll tell you, when you look at the entire scope of this election and the demographics, matt, it's a pretty absurd idea. this was almost exclusively about demographics. >> chuck todd in washington, thank you very much. haley barbour served as governor of mississippi and he's the former chairman of the republican national committee. governor barbour, it's nice to see you, good morning. >> thank you, matt. good to be here. >> let me ask your take on the election. a lot of republican pundits thought this was a slam dunk for mitt romney. voters were saying it's the economy and jobs, unemployment was just below 8%. they thought mitt romney would win. what went wrong? >> well, first of all, i don't know why anybody would think it's going to be easy. in 116 years, one incumbent president who sought reelection after taking the white house away from the other party, which is what obama did, only once has that president lost. but in this case, it's a very,
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very close election. the country is very divided, and very closely divided. you get a democrat president, 30 republican governors out of the 50, so the country is very divided, this wasn't like some big blowout for the democrats. interestingly, too, matt, 11 1/2 million fewer people voted in this election. >> right. >> and that to me is something that we need to all think about, republicans and democrats. >> chuck says it's all about the demographics. so let's get to them. mitt romney did very well with white voters in particular white men, but he lost every other demographic group including hispanics, the fastest growing group in this country. how do you reach out? rush limbaugh said how do we reach out and include more of those people without changing our ideology? what's the answer to that dilemma? >> certainly don't have to change ideology. here's the point, we ought to be for good policy.
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my old boss ronald reagan used to say at the end of the day good policy's good politics. and good policy in the united states is we are in a global battle for capital and labor. and we need to have what is good economic policy for america on immigration because we do need labor. we not only need ph.d.s in science and technology, we need skilled workers and we need unskilled workers. and we need to have an immigration policy that is good economic policy, and then -- and then the politics will take care of itself. >> you know the finger-pointing has already begun and the posturing has already begun, governor. and there are conservatives in your party saying because of this loss we need to be more conservative, and the moderates are saying because of this loss we need to be more moderate. what do you think the right path is? >> i think the right path for us is good policy. and, you know, in this campaign, one of the things we learned, matt, is negative politics
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works. you know, hundreds of millions of dollars of nasty negative advertising that mitt romney is a bad person, not mitt romney's policy -- >> both sides, though, governor, negative ads went on both sides. >> forgive me, but that's simply what you saw romney was challenging obama's policies. what you saw obama -- and they're bragging about it in the new yorker this week was that they decided they're going to have this negative personal campaign to try to convince people that romney was a bad person. not -- they didn't attack his policies very much. they said he was a vulture capitalist that he was bona fide bureaucrat heard to an equestrian. >> before i let you go, i want to get your take because i think you have a very interesting perspective. you were governor of mississippi when hurricane katrina came through. you know what you had to do in terms of working with the federal government. a lot of heat on chris christie, the governor of new jersey for
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being seen touring his state with president obama and praising his leadership. in your opinion, did governor christie break some unwritten rule? >> look, the governor, whether it's governor of mississippi or new jersey is supposed to do what's in the best interest of his state and his people. and when you have a big disaster like this, a governor knows that not for the next few weeks or months, but for years the federal government's going to be their partner. you know, it's very interesting to me when i didn't criticize george bush after katrina, the press attacked me for not criticizing, saying i was partisan. i did just exactly what chris christie did in this sense. i was taught criticize in private, praise in public, but criticize in private. and besides that, the federal government did a whole lot more right than wrong. for christie and new jersey, their relationship with the federal government is just starting. >> so chris christie should not be held to blame for any part of this election loss on mitt romney in your opinion?
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>> hurricane sandy saved barack obama's presidency. it broke -- it broke the momentum that romney had coming in at the end of october. but that's not chris christie's fault. now, i do think the news media made a much bigger deal out of it that made it sound like christie was almost endorsing obama. all christie said was the president's trying to be a good partner. >> governor haley barbour, nice to have you here, sir. i appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you, matt. let's go to the news desk with tamron hall in for natalie this morning. >> good morning, everyone. wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is set to come face-to-face with her shooter today. facing sentencing for that massacre in 2011. he's pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding others
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including giffords. her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly will be at her side. the 24-year-old lautner has agreed to a plea deal. and he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. new details about the u.s. soldier accused of carrying out a massacre against afghan civilians last march. a u.s. special agent investigating the case testified on wednesday that staff sergeant robert bales tested positive for steroids three days after the rampage. facing 16 counts of premeditated murder, six counts of attempted murder, and now a count of steroid use. a pair of burglaries at the home of house minority leader nancy pelosi's california home on the eve of election and again on election day. twice her home was hit. this morning, detectives are looking to see what was stolen and arrested a local napa man in the case. police say 21-year-old kevin michael hagan admitted to burglarizing the residence twice
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saying he wasn't aware it belonged to pelosi until the second time. and sam gordon is not afraid of the gridiron gang. at the age of 9 years old, she is the baddest little girl out there dominating all of her male peewee football players, she scored 35 touchdowns and ran 1900 yards just this season alone. go girl! i can watch this all day. anyway, is it too soon, dare i ask for her to be recruited for -- look at those speedy feet on this kid. any way, maybe pro career in her future. it is now 7:22 -- >> that's a special effect -- >> no. >> they slowed down the tape of the boys. >> no, no, no -- more importantly, i need her to go play for the dallas cowboys. jerry jones, get that kid. don't hate. don't hate the player. >> mr. roker who is out in snowy connecticut for the rest of this forecast. al? >> reporter: teaching this little girl to do the heisman pose, fantastic.
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today we are looking at at remnants of this nor'easter making its way out of the northeast. another storm from the pacific northwest. sunshine along the gulf coast states. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> that coastal storm giving us cold winds this morning. storm team 4 radar showing sprinkles around us. otherwise, a few clouds coming through. it's above freezing. it's cold. we are in the mid to upper 30s. by lunch hour, 40s and later afternoon, 50s. winds gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. sunny, lighter winds tomorrow. cold start, afternoon highs >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you so much. just ahead, robert pattinson live. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, controversy over
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some whales at the georgia aquarium. >> after your local news. booste our detergent. boom. clothes look amazing, and daddy's a hero. daddy, can we play ponies? right after we do foldies. good morning. it's 7:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. big delays on i-66. here is danella sealock. >> inside the beltway on washington boulevard, the five-vehicle crash. it's moved to the left lane. delays are two miles. to get from the beltway to glebe, it will take 15 minutes. i-95 southbound at maryland, very slow. a crash blocks two right lanes, delays start at 32. >> tom has the forecast, next.
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a cold wind on this thursday morning. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. winds gusting up to 30 later today. afternoon highs climbing into the low 50s. sunshine in and out.
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the wind settles down tomorrow. chilly, but milder for the weekend, saturday, sunday and monday. afternoon highs low to mid-50s with chilly mornings. aaron? >> thank you. another news updat
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everything okay? you seem a little down. >> it's just i really wanted to be president. i was going to create 12 million jobs. >> look, look, you created one job, except it was for me. >> all right. that was "late night with jimmy fallon's" take on the concession call to president obama. some of the fun the late night comedians had with election night. we'll have more on that in a couple of minutes. back on a thursday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> and then we'll have a report on extreme identity theft. not only are some thieves able to ruin your credit. now they can convince the
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government that they are you, basically live your life. one woman shares her personal nightmare. and we'll talk to her about how to keep it from happening to you. this next one might seem a little odd to you. why some people are against the plan to bring more of these beluga whales to aquariums here in the united states. we'll explain their opposition. and then we'll have a live interview with "twilight" star robert pattinson when he stops by. let's start this half hour with early speculation about the next race for the white house. nbc's andrea mitchell has more on that and she joins us here in the studio. hi, andrea. >> hi, it's never too early to start talking about it. we have only just barely survived the avalanche of political ads, debates, and polls. but two days later, would you believe political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders for the campaign of 2016. >> reporter: the votes from this election weren't even all counted when the speculation began. would she or wouldn't she? >> i'm out of politics, but i do care deeply about what happens
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to the country that i love and that i've served. >> reporter: there was even more talk after her husband became president obama's star closer. >> let me tell you something, i may be the only person in america, but i am far more enthusiastic about president obama this time than i was four years ago. >> reporter: she's been the super star of the cabinet logging hundreds of thousands of miles to countries where she is greeted as though she's already a head of state. she says she's ready for a time-out. but she keeps her network of donors close and is a hero to women. >> but if you want a real world leader and you're really, really lucky, this is what you get. >> i think people know who the real hillary clinton is and they like what they see. and i think obviously she would be the formidable front-runner, no question about it. >> clearly hillary 2016 is trending. even people who take her at her word say she can change her mind and run. >> she can wait longer than anybody else because she's got the name recognition and she's
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got the rolladex. >> joe biden is clearly thinking about his own run for the white house. >> i'm feeling pretty good. >> last time you're going to vote for yourself, you think? >> i don't think so. >> there's always new york governor andrew cuomo, a high-profile crisis manager during hurricane sandy. the republicans have their own starting lineup. paul ryan who played the role of understudy in this campaign, new jersey governor chris christie even though some conservative republicans blame him for his high-octane embrace of president obama. florida senator marco rubio on a fast track with those who say he's a republican solution to their problem with hispanics. >> if i do a good job in the senate, if i'm a serious policy maker, i'll have a lot of opportunities to do different things. in politics, outside of politics. >> reporter: and there are some party leaders who still long for former florida governor jeb bush. and you can argue it's too early to even be thinking about 2016. but ask yourself, when did barack obama first start dreaming about becoming president? matt? >> we're really going to get
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into this, aren't we? >> how about jeb bush versus hillary clinton? >> oh, gosh, we're just getting over it. >> we can't help ourselves. thanks, good to see you. now we want to get a check of the weather and that nasty storm that's hit the northeast in the wake of sandy. al, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. yes, we've got about 7 inches of snow here, some areas as much as a foot. the good news is, it's getting out of here. and it's cold too. i mean, it has been awfully chilly. look at these afternoon highs today. new england getting up into only into the 30s. 40s in the heast. 20s and 30s up into the plains. but, here is one i would have in the situation. the jet stream takes a dip from the west and the east. we have a big ridge of high pressure in the midsection of the country. by the weekend, take a look. the jet stream ridge is up to the north. that means above normal temperatures and out west, it's below normal and snowing. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's
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happening in your neck of the woods. >> it is a blustery and cold morning. we are feeling the effects of the powerful coast aloe south of nantucket now. it's bringing in moisture and sprinkles around the bay and the eastern shore. the clouds coming and going. mid to upper 30s in most of the regions. the winds gusting to around 30 miles an hour today to make it feel chillier than the high of 53 this afternoon. warming up as we get into the weekend. >> with this kind of crazy weather, make sure you get the weather you need. go to the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. for the first time in almost 20 years, u.s. aquariums are trying to import crowd-pleasing beluga whales from the arctic, but the plan being met with stiff opposition. gabe gutierrez at the georgia aquarium in atlanta this morning. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. right now, there are four beluga whales here, and the government
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is reviewing a permit application to bring in more. supporters say it is important for science and education. but opponents argue these whales do not belong in captivity. >> there you go. there you go. >> reporter: they are as stunning as they are playful. >> i personally think the whales are amazing. they're my favorite in the whole aquarium. they're just beautiful and majestic. >> reporter: these beluga whales have dazzled tour groups for years. >> i think we should keep them safe no matter what. >> reporter: but now the aquarium finds itself swimming in controversy over a proposed plan to import 18 more of them from russia. >> we feel like our role is not only to have animals so that people can get inspired but to learn from them. >> reporter: the whales all captured in the last seven years would be spread out over six aquariums in the u.s. the first such import in almost two decades. >> we want to ensure that population is robust and can be
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maintained. and these belugas can be around for future generations to enjoy. >> this is about money. this is about ticket sales. >> reporter: a neuroscientist at emery university is among the thousands of people who have criticized the plan during an online comment period. she also points out that a newborn beluga whale died at the georgia aquarium earlier this year. >> their lives have ruined in captivity. they will be in a socially deprived situation where their autonomy is taken away. >> reporter: the plan has drawn the attention of peta and kim basinger who called the idea extremely cruel. but officials at the aquarium claim those critics are a vocal minority. the proof, they say, is in the more than 2 million visitors who enjoy watching these creatures every year. >> if we don't figure out how to preserve their environment, this
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is a lost world. i see this as kind of an advertisement for trying to preserve those kinds of environments so we can all live together somehow. on the planet. >> reporter: the government is expected to rule on this permit application early next year. savannah? >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. the brazen new identity theft where imposters live your life. how to protect yourself next. my friend told me about a great new way to get deals. it's called bankamerideals, from bank of america. i choose the cash back deals in my mobile or online banking. i just use my bank of america debit or credit card when i pay. put in my account. this is cash back on top of other rewards we already get. and best of all, it's free. friends help friends get deals. pass it on. [ male announcer ] introducing bankamerideals, free for online banking customers. sign in to your online banking to choose your deals today. who doesn't like a good deal?
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schoolteacher who is still living this nightmare. >> reporter: meet the real canzita gutierrez, a married kindergarten teacher in texas. she wanted the american dream, good job, new home, all of it. but when she applied for a mortgage, she got the shock of her life, denied for bad credit in a different state. >> and they said, well, it's basically your house and cards you still have on your account. and i said, no, i haven't even visited kansas, i think there has to be a mistake. >> reporter: this woman with the same social security number, same date of birth, same everything. but investigators say she was an i.d. thief, an imposter who had stolen her information to buy this house in topeka, kansas, to get a job at this food company, even to get medical care for the birth of her two children. leaving the real candita's
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credit in tatters. >> it's basically someone else taking everything you are and ruining it. >> reporter: documents show she got away with it for ten years, even tricking the government into giving her this real driver's license with her own photo and candida's information. prosecutors say the imposter didn't stop there. going to the social security administration claiming she was the victim of identity theft. >> and that's probably the most brazen act that's alleged, her trying to pretend to the u.s. government that she's actually the person whose identity she's stolen. >> reporter: and the federal government almost bought it, telling the real candida prove you're really you. >> it's outrageous, not only am i a victim, but i'm also having to defend myself against the people who are supposed to defend me and protect my rights. >> reporter: eventually, police caught the suspect. her real name is benita
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gonzalez. in the u.s. illegally now charged with aggravated identity theft. still unclear how she stole the information. >> if you're not looking for it, it's almost impossible to detect it. >> reporter: todd fineman is a security expert. >> once a thief has this information, how does it get this far where they can buy a house? basically assume your life and no one catches it? >> once an identity thief has our social security number and name, they can go out and get addresses, dates of birth, and then with that information take out a driver's license, a credit card, open up a bank account and that's really when the worst type of identity fraud starts to occur. >> reporter: he says it can go on for years undetected because most of us don't check our credit reports. and the criminals know it. >> all it takes is one person to really want to stick with you and keep using your identity to commit their crimes. >> and that's it. sky's the limit. >> pretty much sky's the limit. >> reporter: she's still fighting the credit agencies. >> even though now she's in jail, it's still going to take
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me at least two more years to clear my credit. i kept thinking why me? why is this happening? what did i do to deserve this? >> reporter: the suspect in this case pled not guilty. this morning, she's in jail awaiting trial. we reached out to her lawyer but never heard back. experts say the best way to protect herself, don't store anything on your computer that has your social security number including tax returns, maybe old college admission papers and even medical records. thieves can hack that easily. also, never carry your social security card in your wallet because if it's stolen, of course, a major problem. you want to keep that card in a very safe place. and the final line of defense, matt, check your credit report at least once a year, it's free, and we actually have a link on our website today.com, you can check it now, check that credit report. >> i bet a lot of people make the mistakes you pointed out right there. hopefully you'll change some behaviors. jeff, thank you very much. 7:46. just ahead, today's
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to anything i say! i've been bringing you the truth now for seven years! and how do you repay me? four more years of hope and change. >> big night for the democrats, obama won the electoral vote and the popular vote, mitt romney on the other side won the unpopular vote. >> just because obama won the blue states up here, he's the president of all of them now? look romney won all that red stuff. why don't we elect our president on square footage? >> president obama did well with women beating romney by 11 binders. he had 11 binders. >> you forgot about the latino vote, 60% of latinos voted for me. >> which is odd since 80% of latinos worked for me. >> one republican leader said his party is quote, too old, too white, and too male. yeah. you can read the rest of his
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comments on his myspace page. >> and vice president joe biden said today now that the election is over, he is going to take a vacation. you've been vice president for four years, that is your vacation. >> life is weird. >> you know what? i'm just going to focus on the good times. remember that first debate? >> yep. you remember right now? >> burn notice. that one hurt. >> burned you. >> that laugh at the end. >> what are they going to talk about now on late night tv? >> just ahead, robert pattinson will be here live to talk about the end of the twilight saga. >> first your local news and weather. [ alarm clock ringing ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis,
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. 7:56 is your time now on this thursday, november 8th, 2012. i'm eun yang. crews are preparing for president obama's second inauguration. it's january 21st. it feels like january out there already. here is storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the forecast. hi, tom. >> it is blustery and cold. we are feeling the peripheral effects of the storm. south of nantucket, giving clouds from time-to-time. winds gusting 25 miles per hour. temperatures upper 30s to around 40 degrees in the area. it feels colder. the wind will be with us the rest of the day, warming into the weekend. >> thank you. we'll check traffic when we come back. st
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8:00 now on this thursday morning. it's the 8th of november 2012. and we are counting down, if you can't tell by this enormous sign, counting down five days until it is one d-day, one direction on this very plaza and the screaming girls are lining up. but, actually, they're not lining up yet for one direction, they're lining up for somebody else. >> look at the scene over here. you've got robert pattinson here. out on our plaza. they were screaming and running around him. >> we thought it was for you. >> not even for a second. robert is here, he's going to talk about the end of the "twilight" saga.
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he's insulted me already this morning. and we're going to have some fun with that. >> he was right. >> that's right. >> he was right about that. then we're going to take a turn and talk about one of the shooters in the columbine massacre. well, it's rare to hear from one of his parents, but they've opened up in a new book, and we'll talk to the author of that book coming up. and "today's" pro professionals are here, as well. how people are using social media to vent their anger over the results of the election. >> and hans solo. you're going to get into the controversy. >> exactly right. and a little later on, sir roger moore is here, one of the greatest bonds ever. look at him right there. he has written the book on bond, and we're going to talk to him about -- how many bond movies did he make? >> five? >> seven. seven. one of my favorite bonds. i look forward to talking to sir roger moore. >> perfect person to write the book on bonds. >> exactly. tamron, good morning. >> good morning, matt and
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savannah, good morning, everyone. record november snowfall overnight has residents of the northeast reeling for the second storm in just over a week. parts of new york, new jersey, and new england got up to 1/2 foot of snow, it caused tens of thousands of power outages and travel delays in areas staggered by superstorm sandy. president obama and leaders of a divided congress are making postelection pledges to work together on a major deal to reduce the deficit without stalling the economic recovery. house speaker john boehner said on wednesday that republicans would be willing to consider hiking tax revenues under the right circumstances along with a package of spending cuts. concerns about the looming fiscal crisis and europe's financial problems led to a 312-point plunge wednesday on wall street. the mother of modern family star arial winter has reportedly been accused of abusing the 14-year-old actress both physically and emotionally. the allegations contained in a
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guardianship petition issued by her 34-year-old sister. she told "people" magazine on wednesday, quote, it's untrue, all untrue. but the judge appointed the older sister as winter's temporary garden and barred the mother from contacting winter until a hearing later this month. an insurance broker to the stars was arrested wednesday in los angeles, jerry goldman is accused of defrauding clients like actor tom hanks and andy summers, a former member of the police by overbilling them for hundreds of thousands of dollars on their insurance premiums. and now for a look at what's trending today for you, a quick look at what's got you talking online. a brighter future is in the works for michael jackson's older brother jermaine. he filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun, jackson, which is he is right now, would only say the change was for artistic
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reasons. and this internet video documents a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bouquet. it captured candid moments that might have been lost with bigger in-your-face video gear. very sweet. and fans of nbc's "parks and recreation" are excited about a cameo by vice president joe biden, it is scheduled november 15th. amy polar's character says her ideal man has the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather. in connecticut for us. al, good morning. >> reporter: can't wait to check that out. thanks so much. again, we are in danbury, connecticut. let's take a look. our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut. another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd, morning rain
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and snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees as we look on the satellite radar, you can see there's the remnants of that nor'easter pulling away finally. another big storm, though, coming into the pacific northwest. this one could be bringing blizzard conditions to parts of montana and the dakotas, as well, we'red the dakotas as wel. windy conditions through the plains. look for a beautiful day. sunny skies on into florida. on the chilly side through the southwest. more wind through the eastern great lakes. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. we are getting breaks in the cloud cover now. sunshine is breaking through. we have a blustery wind. might get a few sprinkles in northern montgomery county. with the wind, it feels colder. the winds gusting to around 20 to 25 miles per hour. they say gusting through the afternoon with sunshine in and out. highs low 50s. lighter winds tomorrow but still
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chilly. warmer weather for the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up, i could be naked here. i'm naked here. i'm naked. i'm a 54-year-old naked man here. robert pattinson talks about the end of the "twilight" saga right after these messages. completely naked here.
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back now at 8:09. twihards everywhere get ready for one last look at robert pattinson as edward cullen. breaking dawn part ii, the final installment hits theaters next week. and this time it's all about playing for keeps and protecting loved ones. >> i've had a bad habit of underestimating you. i think you couldn't overcome it. and you just did. you were the reason i have something to fight for. family. >> oh, and we cut -- i think three people just fainted right outside. robert pattinson, good morning. >> good morning.
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i was just noticing i have enormous eyebrows. >> really? >> when i looked at kristen's, i wish it was appropriate for guys to pluck them and structure them like hers. >> you can. >> i did in the first one, but it looks insanely strange. >> is that awkward watching a love scene like that? >> i don't know -- >> do you want to get the lint roller out. >> i feel like i've just rolled in some mud. so what was the question? >> you know what? i don't even remember at this point. this is the last of twilight movies, it's an end of an era for you. >> yeah. yes. it's the end of my youth. it's a slow death from now. >> you were just telling me, you're feeling old, 26, everything's going now, back's gone. >> falling apart. it's getting very, very anxiety ridden and, yeah, nothing makes sense anymore. >> should i get a couch? we can do a therapy session. >> i thought we were going to be over there and have a nice little nap first. >> that can be arranged. >> cool.
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>> do you feel any wistfulness about saying good-bye to these movies? because it's been a huge part of your career and your life. >> yeah. no, definitely. i feel very strange. i guess it's -- i didn't go to college and so maybe it's kind of the same feeling. i feel like i'm actually entering the real world now, i need to get a real job. >> you're going to keep in touch with the old classmates? people that obviously -- this cast has been together a long time now. >> no, definitely. it's like a very -- it's like a bond, i think, i hope. i don't know. i want to stay in contact with them, i don't know if they want to stay in contact with me. but it's interesting. like the lord of the rings cast, it's a strange thing, especially since we were all in the same period of our careers and all about the same age when we started. it was really fun, yeah. >> this is the final movie. i just saw it yesterday. i'm not going to give anything away. it is not for the faint of heart or faint of stomach. do you think fans are going to be surprised or maybe even shocked?
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>> i mean, hopefully. i mean this is the first time we've deviated a little bit. i hope they don't stone us for it. but i don't know. if you've already read the book, it gives a reason to actually make a movie if you change it a little bit and update it. >> this whole movie, needless to say, changed your life. do i have this right you almost were thinking about quitting acting when you got this role? >> yeah. weird thing about acting, you can't quit it if you're not getting jobs. >> what are you quitting? >> just making a dramatic announcement, i'm retiring. >> have you gotten used to how life has changed? you kind of can't go anywhere without, of course, line of screaming girls behind you. >> yeah. i mean, i don't think you can get used to it. you kind of -- you'd be very strange if you got used to it and you're expecting it because then when it's gone, it would be
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terrifying. >> i know you're used to the spotlight. and there's good and there's bad that comes with that. and one of the probably annoying things is that people are interested in your business. so yesterday i asked kristen stewart if you two had gotten back together. did you see what she had said? >> no, what did she say? >> she said keep them guessing. >> keep who guessing? >> that's my question. so i'm going to ask you. >> well, i want to ask -- because we get asked that all the time. it's funny because everyone always asks like four years. it's like who is actually asking? is it in your contract? >> yes, it is. it's a fine print. if i had known. >> yeah. >> does it get annoying? is it a high price to pay? you've gotten these films, it's made you incredibly famous. there's been so much good with it, but it is, you know, personal now. >> it doesn't have to be. it doesn't become personal if you don't answer it. i can talk nonsense, needing a
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nap. >> what do you think about the nickname r.-patz? >> i don't understand what the nickname culture is. if i could figure out a way to get rid of that, it'd be amazing. it does sound like an antacid. >> what's next for you? >> i'm doing a movie in australia in january, which is a futuristic western. and then -- what am i doing? hopefully a movie in iraq about eric maddox. >> well, i know you will not be an unemployed actor for long. it's great to see you and thank you for coming by. we really appreciate it. >> thanks a lot. >> and we should remind everybody that "breaking down part ii" opens next friday the 16th.
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♪ back now 8:19, we've got "today's" professionals, star jones, donny deutch, and dr. nancy snyderman. in case you missed it, there was an election on tuesday. president obama, four more years. good news for the democrats, not so much for republicans, and some republicans have taken to social media to vent their
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anger. ted nugent tweeted, good luck, america, you just voted for economic and spiritual suicide, soulless fools. victoria jackson tweeted, i can't stop crying, america died, and donald trump, let's stop this great injustice, the world is laughing at us. there was no hold your fire moment. there was simply anger expressed through social media. is this what we should come to expect in a vocal democracy? >> well, look, social media is the technological articulation of democracy. that's where everybody gets a voice. look, you mentioned three random people. i think the great news really coming out of the election is the opposite. and i think it started with the concession speech and started with scott brown's concession speech. i actually think -- and there's a new day in america. i think positive is going to be the new black. i think the this expression on social media is a minority of what's going to happen.
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>> i really believe there's a moment -- >> i hope you're right. >> i do too. and when we talk about the senate being democratic versus the house being republicans. i think it's america saying get your act together. and for those of us who are allowed to travel and see downtrodden places, the ability to vote and to see a transition of government that is peaceful with a hand over, i think it's great. >> i think it's reflective of the way the campaigns were run this time. they were so angry, and there was a lot of racist talk and it was a lot of divisiveness, and i think social media played into that. >> i think the $2 billion on advertising, it didn't move. i'm telling you, this anger is a shift that's going to happen in america now. >> we hope. >> congratulations to president obama. >> one of the issues on the ballot in several states was allowing the use of recreational marijuana.
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washington, colorado, for example. the details are slightly different. basically if you're of a certain age, you can possess or buy about an ounce of pot from a licensed retailer. and i think in colorado you can also grow a few pot plants. how do we feel about this? >> well, medicinal marijuana out there for some time. local municipalities say -- >> this is recreational. >> i know. i put my semicolon. it's not good for you, folks. it may be fun, but it's not good for you. there's no way as a physician i can stand here and endorse it and say it's great. >> legally you're going to have a problem, the locals will, of course, not arrest you because of that small amount. but federal law is absolutely against federal law. and when they start to put in to practice how you're going to actually sell it, you're going to put stores together and tax it, that's when the feds will jump in. >> yeah. >> donny can't remember what he was going to say. >> no, i actually going to bring it back to the election. i think you're going to see more of this as a demographic shifts
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in this country. and as they start to move, i think this is going to be the beginning. we are becoming a more progressive country. >> is this also a way to say big government, get out of my backyard? i want control over my municipality? >> i don't think it's as much that, i think we are going to become a looser and looser country as the -- >> am i the only last person that has not smoked a joint in america? >> we've covered this subject before, here's a different example. woman in cleveland, ohio, we've all seen the tape now. school bus stopped in the road unloading students and children, she decided not to wait and instead of driving around on the road, she took her car up on the sidewalk. in addition to losing or having her license suspended and paying a fine, a judge has now ordered her to stand on a street corner in her town holding a sign that says, "only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school
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bus." is it fair or over the line? >> these shaming punishments across the country are really sort of taking over by these local judges. the whole purpose is to try to make you feel as idiotic as your actions. however, i think it really does fly in the face of what punishment is supposed to be. it's not supposed to be arbitrary incompletions, and this is. >> i don't want creativity in my judges. i want them working within the legal system. and once you can get creative and start having people wear sandwich boards, and also -- the more unfortunately, this is the backlash, the more we heighten something, there are people going, oh, driving on sidewalks, that's an interesting idea. >> she's going to wear this sign from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m., the height of rush hour. will it be a deterrent. >> she should've lost her license. >> suspended. >> no, that's not enough. she should've lost it. it's a miracle she didn't kill somebody. she should've lost it, i would have worded the sandwich board differently and march her up and down that street eight hours a
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day. >> one minute left. speed round today. there is talk, i don't know if it's real, but rumors that perhaps harrison ford will reprise his role as hans solo, he's 70 years old, good idea, bad idea? >> brilliant marketing move. the aging bubble, moving through the population will bring them all back to the "star wars" movie. brilliant idea. >> i think he can do it. i think he's still "indiana jones" in my heart and mind. >> 70 is the new 50, and since i'm over 50 -- >> by the way, the interview back in 2010, ford said of solo as a character he was not so interesting to me adding i thought he should've died in the last one to give it some bottom. so you think it's harrison ford, not unlike pattinson who just left the studio. >> or it's the bond model where you keep the franchise alive for 60 years and keep people coming through. >> got to go. we're going to talk to sir roger
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moore after your local news. good morning, 8:26 on this thursday, november 8th. i'm aaron gilchrist. big delays on the road this morning. danella sealock has the first 4 traffic. >> good morning. let's start a garbage truck fire has the lanes blocked. traveling i-95 in maryland, jammed as you make your way from 198 heading to the beltway. you are under speed. from 216, it will take you 30
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good morning. six hours ago, we had some snow, sleet and rain east of washington. since then, it's moved off to the south. a lot of cloud cover around. might have a few sprinkles in montgomery county. otherwise, we are drying out the rest of the day. winds gusting around the metro
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area and much of the areas north and east at 25 to 30 miles an hour. it's going to continue the rest of the day with sunshine and highs low 50s. warmer for the weekend.
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we're back now, 8:30 on a thursday morning, the 8th day of november, 2012. a storm here in the northeast over the last day or so, but it seems to be clearing out of here. we thank you people for sticking around and making it through the bad weather. i'm matt lauer. i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie and tamron hall.
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and we've got a lot to get to. >> we do. actually, a serious story, the parents of one of the columbine shooters, they have rarely spoken out, but they do so in a new book, and they really offer some interesting insight. we're going to talk to the author of that book about that story. >> all right. in our last half hour, a lot of these ladies were flustered over robert pattinson being here. well, it's my turn now, i'm a little flustered because sir roger moore is in the studio right now. i think the world of this guy. not only is he an amazing humanitarian, but he was, perhaps, the quintessential bond for seven movies. he knocked it out of the park. now he's written the book on bond. and we're going to talk to him on this 50th anniversary of that genre. >> it's just gorgeous, love that jacket. also, let's check out some first of its kind video of a cheetah in action. first of its kind video, we'll explain why. and savannah will come face-to-face with that savannah. make sure you don't miss that.
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big moment. big moment. >> all right. before we get to all of that, we want to go to al in connecticut which certainly got the brunt of the storm last night, al. good morning again. >> reporter: good morning. so jealous, roger moore in the studio and i can't be there. man, all right. when he said, bond, james bond, so great. let's look and show you what we've got heading into the weekend after a rough week here in the northeast. and the east coast really.ast c really. starting with tomorrow, we have sunshine, cooler weather in the northeast. snow in the plains. heavy snow in montana. we are looking at wet weather along the pacific northwest. saturday, risk of strong storms, mid mississippi river valley. snow through the northern and central plains. sunny through the southeast. sunday! sunday! it will be very nice along the eastern sea board. rain along the mississippi river valley. cold in the pacific northwest back down into the central and southern plains. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the
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woods. >> breezy and cold on this thursday morning. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. a few breaks in the clouds. sunshine coming through. a patch of green and sprinkles trying to reach the ground in montgomery and carol counties. right now, around 40 degrees in much of the region. milder farther to the south. later today, climbing into the low to mid-50s. chilly friday. milder for the weekend into monday. >> well, i think my favorite roger moore movie was "live and let die," and a great theme song too. >> you're really missing out, we had robert pattinson here earlier signing autographs. he signed her hand. and now she can never wash it again. she's kissing it, it's crazy. coming up next, without she's kissing it, it's crazy. coming up next, without further
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we're back at 8:35 with a little bonding session. 2012 marks the golden anniversary of the 007 franchise. daniel craig dawns the famous suit for tomorrow's release of "sky fall." but back in 1972, the franchise was in the capable hands of sir roger moore. he starred in seven films. so who better to write the book on bond? it's called "bond on bond" and sir roger moore, we're thrilled to have you here. >> well, it's nice to see you again. >> it's one the honor to play bond, but another to write the book on bond. >> it just meant the memory had to start working again. and a lot of research. >> you have a great sense of humor about the character and
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about yourself. do you mind i if read a little of the introduction of the book? >> i'd be delighted. >> can it really be 40 years ago? back then i could leap out of a chair without fear of my knees cracking, could chew on a toffee without fear of losing a filling or tooth. and as i swooned in front of the mirror proudly admire my bronze, slim torso. oh, yes, with the flex of my toned muscles with the twitch of an old eyebrow i sent pulses racing across the world they say. these days it's my pacemaker that keeps my pulse racing. did you love playing bond? >> i had a great time. it was -- it was working with a family. every 18 months, i would go back to a studio, there'd be all my old friends, all the crews. and, of course, cubbie. >> you knew the producers of this series well, they knew you from your work on "the saint." and when they came to you, you admit you had some trepidations
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taking over the role from a guy like sean connery. but you consoled yourself with the idea with a lot of actors have played hamlet in the past too. >> a lot of them all played it very differently. >> did you try to play the role differently? try to put your own stamp on bond? >> i was not to say martini shaken, not stirred. all i was left with was, sean said was my name is bond, james bond. >> you mention in the early days of the genre, travel in the 1960s was reserved for the wealthy and this movie allowed moviegoers to see the world. >> it did. i think that's one of the big attractions that has kept it going. and apart from that, i think it's the fact that it will not disappoint audiences because they're not going to be cheated by the producers putting the money in their pocket.
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they put it all on the screen. >> yeah. these are big-budget films. let me read one of the reviews of your time as bond. okay? in his seven outings as bond, more brought a light humor that set him apart from connery's more serious and at times sadistic manner. no other bond from timothy dalton to more recent pierce brosnan and daniel craig has made it as charming and endearing as moore. >> well, that didn't take me long to write. >> you like that assessment, though? >> it's flattering. >> there were a lot of great villains. you say you even admit that you had dreams of playing a bond villain at one time. >> well, they have the best parts. bond goes around saying, you know, i'm james bond. the villains, this is the end of civilization, mr. bond. you are about to watch the world be depopulated by a new demonic
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democracy. >> you like that guy we're seeing right now jaws. you thought he was one of the best. >> oh, lovely guy. lovely man. >> you admit that you had dreams of being a bond villain. you do not like to answer the question who's your favorite bond girl. let me pose it differently. so have you ever dreamed of one of the bond girls? >> uh -- well, no, i have not dreamed of them. you see, i married the perfect bond girl. >> isn't that nice? >> you're always the diplomat. you always do that well. what about the guy you say you miss more than anything else about playing bond? and that was desmond luellen. >> well, desmond was a wonderful man and i could play the most terrible tricks on him. he took it all with a good humor. i would come into the studio and he had nothing but say but
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terrible things about how the parameter works and then the complex, and you tried to remember all this stuff. and i'd go to the script and say write this down. and she would type it and i'd give it to the director. and he'd say this is the new scene and poor desmond who spent months trying to learn this terrible dialogue is faced with something even worse, but he attempts and then looks up and sees me going -- >> you had pulled the rug out from under him. you have been asked the question many times who's your favorite bond, and you always say sean. you've said sean was the kind of iconic bond. has watching daniel craig changed your opinion at all? >> yeah, i finished the book three or four months ago. i would like to have seen "sky fall" then because i would now write another chapter. i think it is just the best bond ever made.
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and i -- well, i called barbara and michael wilson who produced it now and said, you know, your parents will be so proud of you. you've given bond another 50 years of life. >> that is high praise from one of the great bonds of all time. sir roger moore, it's always a pleasure to have you here. >> thank you for talking with me. >> it's my honor. again the book is "bond on bond" and "sky fall" hits theaters tomorrow. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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for his new book, "far from the tree," andrew sullivan looks at how parents love children who are different than they are. one of the chapters on one of the columbine shooters. but first, rock center's kate snow is here with more on the story.
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>> soloman spoke with 300 families facing everything from autism to death to child prodigies with down syndrome. but one family in particular are getting a lot of attention. they have never spoken publicly before, but tom and sue opened up to soloman about what their son did that spring day in 1999. >> reporter: we all remember his name, dylan klebold was one of the kids responsible for columbine. during the past six years, author andrew soloman has had unprecedented access to tom and sue klebold. >> i had dinner with sue last night. >> how is she doing? >> it's a lot to bear, but she's a really courageous woman. and she's tried to go on with her life. >> reporter: in his new book, the klebold's story is but ten pages out of nearly 1,000. >> when i went out to meet the klebolds, i thought if i got to know them, i would understand this had happened and i would
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detect whatever was off in their household. >> reporter: instead, he says, he found a loving family. >> you think his parents had no idea what was brewing? >> i think his parents had absolutely no idea. i think if they had known, they would have done something about it. >> reporter: by the time the massacre was over, dylan klebold and eric harris had killed 12 students and a teacher, then turned their guns on themselves. >> and sue said to me, once i understood that it was actually dylan who was doing this, she said i had to pray that he got killed before he hurt any more people. and he did it. i was probably right, it probably was the best thing for him. but to have made that prayer and had that happen, it's a terrible thing to have to live with. >> soloman once asked sue klebold what she would ask dylan if he were here now. >> she says, i would ask him to forgive me for being his mother and never knowing what was going on inside his head. >> hey, boys, this is how it's
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going to go. >> sue klebold says she loves her son and, quote, while i recognize it would have been better for the world if dylan had not been born, i would it would not have been better for me. >> i know you'll have more on this tonight on "rock center" with brian williams. but meantime, andrew soloman is with us now. good morning. >> what a pleasure to be here. >> there's so much in this book. and i know it's 11 years in the making, and i want to get to that. but let's pick up where kate left off. they have spoken so very rarely, they still live in this very town in the same house? >> in the same house. i said to them, i was surprised they hadn't moved. and his parents said, you know, if we'd moved, everyone who met us would've met us as the parents of that killer. and his mother says, and here there were people who knew and loved us, but more important, there were people that loved dylan and that's what we needed to be with. >> it's quite extraordinary you were able to have this access to
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them. i can imagine in many ways, i'm sure they had shut themselves off to the outside world. did you detect anything that would've at all explained what happened here? >> you know, it used to be thought we could understand almost everything as being somehow from the parents. so autism was caused by cold mothers, schizophrenia caused by mothers who wish their children didn't exist. 100 years ago, it was -- we dropped it in all of those areas, but we still think in crime. come on, it has to be the parents, they have to have done something, they have to have known. and i spent hundreds of hours with these people, i've come to love them and i really genuinely think they had no clue and no way of having a clue. >> i know sue told you at one point she'd written letters to each of the families of the victims but advised not to send it out of concern she would traumatize them more. she says, quote, i think the other parents believed they had experienced loss and i had not because their children were of value and mine was not. my child died too, he died after
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making a terrible decision and doing a terrible thing, but he was still my child. and he still died. you know, it's such an awful thing. but i guess what the book does is show there's need to be compassionate on everyone involved. >> and i can think of nothing worse, i have children, the idea is so terrifying and sickening to me. but to have to lose your child because he's died as they did and also to lose the understanding your child behaved in a monstrous way. >> let's move on. as i said, this book has so many fascinating aspects to it. and the basic premise is, ways in which children are different than their parents and it covers a variety of topics. give us some examples. >> so, it's about the idea there are many conditions that are hereditary. there are all of these other conditions in which the parents say he's a surprise. there's some of that in every parenting experience. i looked at people with autism,
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with down syndrome, people with schizophrenia and disabilities, i looked at families of people who committed crimes or were transgender. and when i was born, being gay was an illness. what people had to say about it was so dark. and now i'm a gay adult and in my lived experience, it's an identity. i said how did we make that switch? what is an illness? what is an identity? >> you cover all of these different types of conditions or situations, did you detect any common thread with how parents do deal with children that are different than them? >> i think what i discovered is that acceptance is a gradual process. but that parents were able to find meaning in the experience are able to be better parents than the parents who don't. there was one family, for instance, they had a son with down syndrome, and they got very involved in how kids with down syndrome are educated. and i said to them at the end of a long talk. i said do you wish you never had this experience? and his mother said, for our son david i wish that because for
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him it would be an easier way to be in the world and i'd like to make his life easier. but speaking for myself so i would never have believed 30 years ago when he was born that i could come to such a moment, speaking for myself i'd say i wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. >> profound is a good way to describe the book. there's so much there. more than a decade in the making, but you've done a good thing and it's great to have you here. thank you. >> thank you, it's a pleasure. >> and the book is called "far from the tree." we are back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc. when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money.
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♪ this morning on "today's call of the wild," capturing the world's fastest runner in action. national geographic approached the cincinnati zoo to get the first ever slow-motion high-definition video of a cheetah running. seen on this month's ipad edition of the magazine. good morning, nice to see you. >> good morning, matt. good morning, everybody. savannah, she's the newest at the cincinnati zoo part of our cheetah encountered. but we were honored with "national geographic" contacted us. >> i think we should mention. people have seen slow-motion video of cheetahs running
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before, but this is high-def. what do you learn when you look at the video, and what do you think the folks at "national geographic" learned when watching that cheetah? >> that's right. that one was an adult, and when you see him run and see it in slow motion, the most amazing thing is you see that one leap, they do more than a dozen of those leaps in a single second. so when you see it in slow motion, you see how they use their claws, their hind legs twist as they move back. you see things. i've worked with cats in africa and the zoo for 35 years and i've never seen things that cheetahs can do that you see on here. >> how fast was this one running? >> 61 miles per hour. it's thought they can hit speeds of 70 in short sprints. >> that one was a slacker. >> no, no -- in fact, while they were there. a whole week, a wheel team of people including hollywood groups had a fast track they used at the olympics to run the camera parallel with the cat. and we set the all-time land speed record that week of any
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animal ever recorded. >> wow. >> so yeah, they're fast. >> how long did it take savannah to reach that top speed? >> they stay with their moms for about 2 1/2 years, then they're out on their own, females are always on their own by themselves, no one helps them hunt. females are faster than males, as a result. >> interesting. >> about 3 years old, they'd be able to run top speed. >> how are cheetahs doing in the wild? >> cheetahs are endangered. many considered them the most endangered of the large cats. that said, there are good conservation efforts going on. our zoo's been involved more than 25 years in africa. good programs, people willing to protect them, work with farmers to keep from killing them. and there's hope for cheetahs in the future. and one of the ways is to get people inspired and involved in conservation. >> is it bad when she stares at me like that? anything i need to know? someone put a potato chip on my shoulder? >> she doesn't want to sniff around like a dog, but she likes
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to look at things. >> i think savannah is so cute. >> well, you know -- >> it's an interesting thing -- >> oh, and the cheetah too. >> we've had 37 cheetahs born at our breeding farm in the last ten years. we're one of the leading centers for doing that. >> thanks so much. we're back after your local news. 8:56 is your time right now on this thursday, november 8th, 2012. i'm eun yang. let's check the forecast with meteorologist, tom kierein. good morning. >> it is cold. if you haven't been out yet, you need your warmest winter coat. we have gusts of wind and a few sprinkles in the areas in green.
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temperatures are hovering in the low to mid-40s. winds gusting to 20 miles per hour. it feels a lot chillier. we'll have the wind in the afternoon with sunshine in and out. highs low 50s. tomorrow, still chilly. not as much wind. warming up nicely over the weekend into monday, maybe rain i got it when my internet here was faster than at my office. [ male announcer ] when people switch from cable to verizon fios,
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good morning. still checking on delays if you are traveling the dulles toll road eastbound. an eight mile back up. travel speed from hunter mill road, 13 miles per hour. it will take 28 minutes to get to the beltway. in maryland, delays from 198. jammed to get to the beltway. southbound i-95 in maryland about 35 minutes.
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we're back with more of "today" on a thursday morning. it's the 8th of november, 2012. some diehards, some hearty people out on the plaza braving chilly temperatures in the aftermath of this winr storm called athena that hit the east coast over the last 24 hours. we got rain in some parts, we got snow in other parts, record amounts of snow for this time of the year in some places. high wind, some minor flooding. anyway, it was a real mess. we're going to check in with al in a moment. meanwhile, here on the plaza, matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie and willie geist.
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>> we'll talk fashion, some easy style for those busy women who may be running from work to after school activities, to a night out. we've got easy accessories to change your look on a moment's notice. >> and we're going to perform a little magic this morning. we've got the two guys from the show "breaking magic" new on a&e, street magicians we're told are going to reveal secrets. although a good magician says he never reveals secrets. and we're so glad you agreed to be sawed in half at the end of the segment. very brave. >> anything for the show, willie. >> very brave. >> they've done it before. do you like magic? >> i do like magic. street magic in particular. >> fascinated by it. before we go any further, let's go inside, natalie's on assignment today. tamron hall with the headlines. good morning, everyone. a new nor'easter is slamming new york and new jersey, a region still trying to catch its breath a week after superstorm sandy rolled in. this latest wintery blast blanketing the coast already has tens of thousands of customers from new york down to the
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carolinas without power again. meantime, officials now put sandy's death toll at 121 people. president obama and leaders of a divided congress are making post election pledges to work together a major deal to reduce the deficit without stalling the economic recovery. house speaker john boehner said wednesday that republicans would be willing to consider hiking tax revenues under the right circumstances along with a package of spending cuts. concerns about the looming fiscal crisis and europe's financial problems led to a 312-point plunge on wednesday on wall street. wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is set to come face-to-face with her shooter today. the massacre in 2011, pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including giffords. this will be giffords' first appearance in court for this case.
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and her husband mark kelly will be at her side. federal prosecutors say he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. a pair of burglaries at nancy pelosi's california home on the eve of election and again on election day. this morning, detectives are looking to see what was stolen and arrested a local napa man in the case. police say 21-year-old kevin michael hagan admitted to burglarizing the residence twice saying he wasn't aware it belonged to pelosi until the second time. well, twin baby sisters joined at the chest and abdomen were successfully separated wednesday in children's hospital of philadelphia. the lead surgeon said 8-month-old allison and amelia tucker should be able to live full, healthy and independent lives. a judge in los angeles has rejected a bid by fox broadcasting to block the dish network's auto hop feature that lets users skip commercials. the dish network called the
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ruling a victory for consumer choice. but tv networks are concerned that the auto hop will undermine advertising revenue. and a new much-anticipated feature from online bulletin board pinterest, the popular website is unveiling secret boards today so that pinners can keep their favorite inspirations private, or if you're planning an event with friends and family, you can collaborate by sharing your pins with a selected bunch. and if at first you don't succeed, try, try again and again. and again. and again. unfortunately, for this -- and again, for matt lane, persistence might not be the answer. spoiler alert, matt never makes the stairs without a stumble. oh is right. but he kept trying, maybe he can get some advice from a famous skateboarder. now back to al for a check of the weather. he's in danbury, connecticut. hey, al.
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>> this guy could be a weather man. all right, tamron, thanks so much. let's show you what's going on with thiswhat's going on with this nor'easter. this is it from yesterday. get itself together, bring him a lot of snow, wind and rain. right now, 691,000 folks in the new york, northeastern area without power. the nor'easter's peak wind gust, chatham, massachusetts, 53 miles per hour. wind gusts, 47. the big story, the snow. new york city setting the earliest four plus inches snowfall ever since 1989. 12 inches in manchester. new jersey 13 inches. islip new york, 13 inches. the single biggest november snowfall ever. look at the radar right now. you can see we are dealing with snow up through new england and rain along the coast in new
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england as well. windy weather with wind advisories and high wind warnings for new england. gusts up to 50 miles per hour in cape cod. windy and breezy along the northeast as well. airport delays for new york, philadelphia, washington, d.c. and that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. a long list of the snow totals that way in new jersey 13.5 inches of heavy, wet snow. that storm just missed us, thankfully. now, with the blustery wind getting sunshine in and out. low 50 z. with wind diminishes by tonight. tomorrow, chilly, not as much wind. saturday, sunday, veterans day observed monday. might get sho >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. and time now for today's "take
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3," the three stories that have caught our attention and yours. and offering her take, host of nbc's "first look." good morning, welcome back. >> good morning. happy to be back. >> you survived the snowstorm last night? >> barely, i was wearing a dress, and us california girls don't understand. >> you didn't get the memo. >> we're going to talk politics, sort of. how the president ages. it's really striking when you look at what the office seems to do to the people who inhabit it. look at president obama in 2008. then he was the age of 47. >> looking good. >> and now fast forward just the other day, age of 51, hair is noticeably grayer. you know, it happens. okay, former president george bush. we showed him on election day in 2000 at the age of 54 and then in 2004 at the age of 58. did we show it? yeah? >> no, it's obama. >> there we go. there he is. >> which one was that, though? >> he looks younger there. >> that's young bush. >> there you go.
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>> i don't think -- it's not that dramatic, actually. finally president clinton in '92, he was 46 when he was elected, and then -- so we'll show that. all right. so he's always been gray, and then here we have him at the end of -- well, 1996 at the age of 50. anyway, i think the office ages you. >> it's the hardest job -- >> they should really be comparison to the very beginning and the very end. >> but that's not fair because the president's only be there four years, bush and clinton eight years, that definitely changed them. >> you gray between those years anyway. it's easier to look older between your 40s and 60s. you're not going gray between 19 and 30. you're going to look older. >> i think also, i think that if you're not getting enough sleep, those things age you. i think your cells don't regenerate as fast or something. >> they probably don't exfoliate the way willie does. >> i have a lot of product. >> actually, speaking of willie, you're starting on the "today" show. that also is that job that can
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age you. here you are in happier days. and here's what you might look like on the show. >> i kind of like that. >> distinguished. >> it's sort of a distinguished look. >> i think you're wearing that shirt today. >> well, i only have one shirt. i don't know, i can live with that look. a little silver fox thing happening. >> definitely. >> it's more distinguished as they get older, they say. >> some guys, not all guys. >> not all guys. willie does, but not all. >> i haven't decided whether i should just go with it or whatever. you're too young. >> she doesn't know what you're talking about. >> what language are you speaking? >> all right. did you hear this? there's a big story here on take two now in the nba right now. this is a los angeles lakers player named steve blake who was fined $25,000 by the league for getting into a rather rude exchange with a heckler seated on the front row. blake fouled out of a game and approached a guy yelling at him all game telling him to hit open
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shots. the heckler was a guy named lance jackson, the son of steve jackson if you can follow me here. the founder of l.a. gear, a 30-year season ticketholder. a guy with a replica of the staples center arena at his home in bellaire. so blake was ordered to have a sit-down and had to talk and apologize to the fan for this fight. so should the player have to apologize to a guy who has been yelling at him the whole game? what do you think? >> i do. not apologize necessarily, i just don't think it's necessarily the right thing to do. just because when you're a public figure, you take on the responsibility. people are going to heckle you, say bad things about you. you sort of have to be the bigger -- >> part of the deal. >> yeah. >> part of the deal. >> i don't like it because it's a rich guy's kid. would they make him apologize to any other fan? and ron artest, didn't he run in and try to clock someone. this guy's lucky he just yelled at him.
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>> what did he do? >> he was yelling at him to make open shots. steve blake has been harassed for about a year now because he missed a big shot in the game last year and got these threats on twitter. >> the baller's back. >> right. exactly. there is a good way to handle hecklers. there's a famous heckler who used to sit behind the bench at bullets game and would yell at michael jordan and charles barkley and they would smile and score 50 points. that's one way. he would stand -- he would -- >> look at jordan's face. >> he was a professional heckler. it's what he did. >> everybody's got to have a hobby. a group of hecklers out here. i can see it right now. >> don't give any ideas. >> i'll be out there later. >> let's go to take three. this is one of the most beautiful things. i cried last time when i read it. he's 101, his wife is 103, they married in 1924, and as part of
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a program in their town, they'd never had wedding photos, there were no cameras available in china at the time they got married. so local photographer who is participating in this program captured their moment for them to have. you see the blushing bride in her -- i love the roses. his hat is just so smooth. but this is their big moment after all of these years together, 80-something years and they finally get -- and they share it. oh, that's so sweet. they're liking it on facebook right now. what do you think? does it melt your heart? >> i think that's so adorable. i want to meet this couple. write a book or something, how to stay married. >> exactly. >> is that a record? how long were they married? >> 88 years. >> i say they go back and do the whole thing with modern standards. you have the pictures, throw a wedding and reception, a deejay and open bar, the whole thing. go nuts with it. >> willie says go modern. >> wait, i thought you were all emotional about it. now you're getting legal on me.
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we've got a bonus take for you too. the colts, indianapolis colts and the nfl supporting their head coach. more than two dozen colts players have shaved their heads to support the coach fighting leukemia, going through a second round of chemotherapy. a barber waiting in the hall to shave their heads after practice if they want to do it. and more and more are doing them now, including andrew luck, their big star quarterback, he's the latest to lose all the hair on his head. >> that's nice. >> that's a nice tribute to the coach. >> i think they look good with no hair. >> they do. >> no hair, all heart. >> thank you for being with us. >> thanks for having me. two guys with a few tricks up their sleeves right after this. [ female announcer ] what does the anti-aging power of olay total effects plus the skin perfecting color of a bb cream equal? introducing the newest trend in beauty. olay total effects cc cream. c for color. c for correction.
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all right. have you ever stopped to check out a street magician and thought to yourself, how in the world is that strange man l levitating over the street right now? some of the secrets behind street magic. >> they are two of the magicians featured on the program. good morning, guys. i always think of magicians like the guy, the kid 6 years old in his room, maybe little willie, practicing. >> absolutely. >> anyway, carry on. so you were the kid in the room practicing -- >> i think we both started doing magic when we were young, and it's one of those things i think people get into when you're young and keep doing it. >> james, magic seems to be popular. we were talking about guys, chris angel, david blaine making this a cultural phenomenon. >> magic seems to be getting back into pop culture, which is really cool. that's exciting about this show.
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it's done on a pretty big scale. we do some pretty awesome stunts using science in the world and, yeah -- >> you're not spilling the secrets. >> no. >> that's one of the things -- the show takes the creative and showmanship required to be a magician and uses that to explore, perform, and talk about some interesting and sometimes dangerous scientific principles. >> we have no magic props, we have a science lab full of the coolest things in the world. >> and turn that into magic and perform it for audience. >> all right. >> let me show you something. does one of you have a coin i can borrow? >> i may have one. >> actually, do me a favor, take the pen there, sign your initials on both side of the coin. >> both sides. >> so magic challenges the assumptions about what we can and can't accomplish. magic is about possibility. the possibility for something exciting, something extraordinary, and sometimes
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something surprising. so if we take your coin with your initials on it and the can of soda, if i slam, i can make it look like it vanishes. >> no. come on. >> sometimes you can hear it. i want you to see there's nothing ton the bottom and the can itself still sealed. hold on. >> my heart is racing. >> yeah. >> towards the bottom. can you hear that? >> yes. >> and i just shook it up, and i do need to open it. >> okay. >> so let me just try -- >> look at that. >> if we pour the soda out. >> no, stop it. >> come on. >> i'm guessing you know. look at you. >> inside the can is more soda.
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inside the can is a coin, right? take a look. >> we can hear the coin in there, so how do we know you didn't put it in before? >> you put your name on it. >> okay. let's see. there's his initial. >> w.g. >> in fact, my gift to you, you can keep this can with your coin stuck inside. >> can you give me a little hint about how that happened? >> no. >> i can't figure it out. nothing? >> okay. listen -- >> i'm going to work on this one. >> while you're thinking about that. i want you to have a look underneath this orange. we're not going to look at this. it's an important prediction we're going to have a look in a second. first thing i want to see is that all the cards are different, no two cards are alike. don't let me see what it is. and once you've got it, have a look. show it to everyone, i promise i won't look at the monitors. show the cameras, everyone at home, and commit it to memory so you can see what the card is. have you done that? >> yes, i've done that. >> at this point, is there any way i can know what it is? >> no. >> what i want you to do is hold
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out your hand nice and flat. just one will do. >> i'm nervous. >> don't be nervous. >> okay. >> it's somewhere in the middle. it brings your card, the top of your card was the jack of clubs. was it spades? >> no. >> look at the jack. seriously? >> seriously. >> what was your card? >> am i supposed to tell you? >> should i tell him? >> are we supposed to tell you? >> yeah. >> have a look. >> oh, come on. >> are you serious? >> you were thinking, he's not a really good magician. >> i was so embarrassed for you. >> i was worried there. >> how did you do that? >> here's the way it's going to work. i'll tell you what we'll do, keep your eye on the five of hearts. watch closely. you still can't see the cards. >> okay. i can't. >> i want to make it invisible just like this. you see it's invisible. some people think it's on top. it's not on top.
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>> are you a ghost? who are you? >> you're creeping her out. >> what i want you to do is place the orange over here and turn over the card for me. >> oh, okay. you've got ten seconds here. let's see what you've got. no, it's no the in the grapefruit. >> what was your card? five of hearts. >> what you've got over here. >> are you kidding me? i could do this all day. >> unbelievable. wow. >> we're not faking excitement, this is -- i'm genuinely baffled. wayne and james -- >> you can watch the premiere of "breaking magic" sunday night at 10:00/9:00 central on the discovery channel. >> i think i have a new favorite show. wow. coming up, taking busy moms from day tonight. one pharmacist started it all: charles walgreen had a mission to help people be happy and healthy. from inventing the first chocolate malt... to creating a nonprofit pharmacy for our troops...
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that has the streets shut down. avoid that and you could take jefferson street or hamilton instead. aaron? >> thank you. tune in tomorrow at 4:28 a.m
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♪ thanksgiving is two weeks from today, and we're leading up to the holidays by doing the traditional thing. we are going to have concerts starting with flo rida on monday, and then tuesday, we'll have kesha, and then the wednesday before thanksgiving, pit bull will rock us into the long weekend. kesha and then pit bull on wednesday. that's not all. are you sitting down, willie geist? >> yes. >> next tuesday, the band boy sensation one direction will drive their fans crazy right
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here on "today." so much music in so little time. lots to look forward to in the next couple of weeks. good morning, everyone, i'm savannah gurthrie alongside willie geist and tamron hall. >> did you notice i timed many uh debut on the "today" show, one week before one direction. i have a 5-year-old daughter who is excited. >> a lot of pressure on you, willie. well, just ahead from the office to the school pick-up line to an evening cocktail party. women are busy these days, always been busy, we've got easy style solutions to throw in your bag to change your style from day tonight. a lot of moms talk about what to wear, you don't want to look like you're all dolled up. what do you do? you want to look good for your kid. >> wear a sweat suit, isn't that the answer? >> and then if you've had your identity stolen or spent an entire afternoon on the phone with your cable company, you know dealing with people on the other end of the line can be frustrating. well, we've got smart tips to
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help you cut through that red tape, save you stress and money too. and then how about a stress-free thanksgiving. wouldn't that be nice? we're coming to the rescue today answering the most common cooking questions. we want to check in with al working so hard these days. in danbury, connecticut, this morning. good morning again to you. >> hi, i was told to hang out because you guys wanted to have some fun. man, this has been crazy. whoo! >> i don't know who told you that, al. >> anyway, let's see what we've got. yeah, boy, oh, boy. >> do you bring that stool with you on all your shoots? >> i always travel with my own stool. let's show you what we've got starting with tomorrow as we look ahead toward the weekend. we've got plenty of sunshine in new england finally, mild conditions through the gulf coast, look for gulf coast. snow showers back through the mountains of the pacific northwest. heavy snow through montana. saturday, risk of strong storms in the plains. wet weather in the mississippi river valley.
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lots of snow in the plains. sunday! sunday! good news, things get mild. after the rough week and a half we have been that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. the sky beginning to clear from west to east across the region. still, mostly cloudy across the area. that patchy green might be a few sprinkles. temperatures are in the upper 30s and low 40s right in washington point. mid and upper 40s now. later today, 50s. the blustery wind. not much wind >> and now back to the funsters. >> this from a man sitting on a stool -- >> in the snow. >> coming up next, easy style for busy moms. right after this. alright let's break it down.
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style, fashions for mom even with busy schedules who can stay stylish and on trend with a few easy swaps to take you from day to night. they are co-founders of mom.com. good to see you, ladies. we're busy moms, let's get back. this is carrie. >> she's going from work to a well-deserved mom's night out. >> she works at a school. >> yes. >> she's got these fabulous stretchy royal blue pants on that are great. >> trendy color. >> trendy color and these awesome sparkly old navy shoes only $24. but for going out at night, here's a little pump bootie for that extra lift. and watch this. take this off and we're a little bit sexier. >> i like that. does that come with the music? okay. so denise we've got with us tiffany, she works in corporate world. she looks business-y.
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>> she does, and she's in this great corporate to cocktail dress. she can quickly take her jacket off for a night on the town and she's got these sparkly, sexy platform pumps. she adds a necklace and tiffany is ready for anything. >> wow, that's a quick change. so change your shoes. and when you commute, you can store it in your tote. >> and it's a perfect dress from marshall's at $79. and she can wear this dress for anything. it's really great for her day job. >> i love that color. >> all right. let's move on. we've got laura. >> this is laura who is going from -- she's a yoga buff, going from yoga to meetings. and what's great is these great athletic pants from the gap. >> she's going to throw on a bootie, which denise has there, and throw on a belt and she's going to run to her meetings and you don't even know she was just at yoga. >> you look amazing in it, but i do have to ask the question, the pants are fitted. i love everything fitted, but would that work at a meeting, really? >> well, depends on what your
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job is, laura does pr, she also runs to her school in this, she looks great. and you can throw a tunic on, a long t-shirt, but pple don't realize black pants, yoga pants, you can use as pants. >> i love that jacket too. >> and she saves time. she doesn't have to run home and change. >> and that belt adds sparkle. >> this is great. >> you look beautiful. >> now we have melissa. and you spend most of the day with kids, i understand. >> this is a great outfit for anything. she can start at the playground. >> you're going to wear this to the playground? >> why not? >> this is for a busy mom doing everything. >> a fabulous busy working mom. >> she looks great. by the way, if she wants to go out at night, she's got hot pumps. so it's a great everyday outfit. >> people don't realize accessories make all the difference. it's a quick fix. >> i love that you wear that to the playground. i want to hang with you. moms can be stylish. >> and here is cindy our
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pregnant mommy. >> aww. >> and what's so great. when you're pregnant, you don't want to spend a lot. so this sparkly jacket, she's going from errands with her kids all day to date night with the hubby. it's so terrific. these are stretchy. you want stretchy pants you can bend and up and down and feel comfortable. only buy -- if you're only buying one pant, this is it. >> i love it's a skinny silhouette. >> and don't forget the pumps for at night. >> these are what? 3 1/2 inches. >> i love it. sitting down and out of the restaurant. >> you see more pregnant women now in heels. >> for a small time. >> and last but not least. >> she's in another great outfit great for all day, every day. she works in a kitchen, a great, comfortable outfit. what's great about the sweater, it's sparkly. and it's a little hip and cool and sexy.
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if she wants to go out at night, she pulls it off her shoulder. and this is, again, a great mom outfit for whatever she has to do. >> it's $16.99, the sweater from t.j. max. >> moms want affordable and transformable. >> you can even belt the sweater. you can do the transformation. >> very nice. >> you look beautiful. come back over. >> i'm still hanging out at the playground. >> thank you very much. and good luck with the baby. keep us posted. >> thank you. up next, how to get a better deal on your phone and cable service right after this. fabulous. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know.
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and you could save maybe $30 a month, which $360 a year on just negotiating to a lower rate. now, if the company doesn't lower your rate, it's worthwhile to look around, see what else you can get, but be very careful about fees. you may have a transfer fee, you may have a service ending fee, you may have all kinds of installation fees. just make sure it's worthwhile to change to that new company before you sign up for it. >> and if you take a close look at your cable bill, there's probably a lot of stuff you could pick off. now, you've come with actual money and a fish bowl. >> actual money. and if you were to save that $30 a month, that would be $360 a year and that's just another way to cut costs and have more money for everything else. >> let's get that in the fish bowl. let's move on to my mobile phone plan. how do you cut costs there? >> well, one thing a lot of people don't realize is you can bring your own phone with you. and so many people have cell phones they've had for a while and are off contract from their other provider or go on ebay, amazon, some of the other services and buy a cell phone
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that can be used on many of the services. now, the key thing you need to know is whether it's compatible. t-mobile and at&t are compatible with each other. verizon and sprint, it's a little more complicated. t-mobile has a special deal right now trying to get people with old iphones who have been on at&t for a while to switch over to them. with that deal, you can save $50 a month. but if you were to do it to save $30 a month, another $360 a year. >> put it in the fish bowl. >> this one's a good one, stolen wallet and identity theft. take some of the stuff you don't need with you every day out of your wallet. >> that's exactly right. and we wanted to do things that were going to save people money but also save people hassles and prevent problems in the future. i get so many questions from readers about stolen wallets. they're worried about what could happen. few key things, don't keep your spare keys in your wallet. that makes it much more complicated to figure out what was there. and if you just have the wallet stolen but still have your
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purse, you don't have to worry about that. also, make sure you don't have anything with your social security number on it. which can be very difficult sometimes, especially military, families, a lot of times their medical i.d. has that. but one thing you can do -- and we can go through, you can go through and you can xerox copies of every credit card that you have ahead of time. if your wallet is stolen, it's really easy for you to know who to call, what to replace, or there's a few services discover and american express will make the call for you. >> good tips. you can fill up a fish bowl full of cash. thanks so much. great to see you. up next, thanksgiving 911 solving common kitchen emergencies. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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holiday kitchen," solving thanksgiving emergencies. to avoid a last-minute crisis on the big day, we brought in an expert. sam is the national editor for the "new york times" and that food columnist in the "sunday times" magazine. also author of "thanksgiving, how to cook it well." good morning. >> good morning to you. >> you've heard pretty much every problem and come up with a solution for all of them, i think. >> i'm trying. >> you're doing great. one of the most common before we launch into some of these others, you wake up and the turkey's still frozen. how does that happen? and what do you do? >> you order chinese food. that's your move -- >> so there's nothing -- you open it, it's frozen -- >> it's a wrap. it's a frozen bird. it might be ready to go the day after, you can have a weekend thanksgiving. >> re-invite them. oh, my gosh. let's get into some of the letters people have s you. she says the cranberry sauce is still not completely gelled and sat over the fridge overnight. suggestion for next year. >> this is a common problem.
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we can look at one right here. this looks like cranberries in cranberry juice. >> yeah, like soup. >> see, what goes on here, you need to get them popping so within each of the berries comes out so that carbohydrate forms the gel you see there. >> that's got to pop. >> let them get popping. >> of course the age-old gravy question. sam, i need gravy help. hold my hand here. okay, ed. little needy, ed. >> what we've got here is the stuff from underneath the bird. we're going to take this finely milled flour. that's key, by the way. >> put it through the sifter? >> no, get it at a super market. you can find it and, look, we stir it into that fat, look how it's getting thick and not lumpy, because we don't want to have any lumps. >> that's not good. >> and then we add nice turkey
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stock we've made, we stir that around, stir it around and look what happens. we're going to end up with that beautiful -- >> the flour is the key? >> the flour combined with the fat cook for a while and we've got perfect gravy every time. >> the next one is from jim in maryland, to carve the breast, is it better to cut from front to back or across the breast. >> across the breast every time. >> why? >> well, in the norman rockwell ideal, you would see dad doing that. that's a big problem. this is like surgery. you want to come back to the kitchen where you're all alone and you want to just cut into that breast, big, confident stroke and another one right here coming down, coming down, coming down and you have a big cut of the breast right there. right? >> okay. >> then you have this guy -- i took this one off here, and we can come in here and go across with nice, big, thick slices and that's going to make for a delicious -- >> we've been messed up by
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seeing images of cutting turkey the wrong way. >> that's absolutely right. >> come on, willie, you smell turkey. the next one from francis in massachusetts. what's the truth about stuffing? is it toxic when cooked in the bird as we've been recently led to believe. >> hope not. >> i hope not. it would be toxic if left in the bird for a few days and then cooked. but you almost want to cook it outside because this is how much dressing we would have if we cooked it in the bird, and look at how much we have to eat today. >> it shrinks down? >> no, you can't get that much in the turkey. >> oh. >> savannah asked me to ask that question. from savannah, does it shrink down? okay. >> no, we want to cook it outside so we could have a ton of it. >> i'm a better eater than cooker. sam, thank you. >> good to see you. up next, kathie lee and hoda coming up after your local news.
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9:57 is your time now on this thursday, november 8th. good morning, i'm eun yang. we have seen big delays. danella sealock is here with the traffic. good morning. >> good morning. a fire activity along ingram street is closed from 9th street. alternating roads are jefferson street or hamilton instead to avoid delays.
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delays continue through the dulles toll road. no accidents in the area, just slow. now to tom to check the forecast. >> blustery and cold. good morning. we are in the mid to upper 40s now. it's gusting around 20. highs reaching low to mid-50s this afternoon. clear tonight. near freezing tomorrow. mid-50s friday afternoon. over the weekend, a warming trend ought to hit low to mid-60s saturday sunday and again monday as we observe veterans day. chilly in the morning. showers on tuesday. >> thank you. coming up, the benefits of running barefoot is coming up
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. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and ha kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. it's thirsty thursday, november 8. for some reason november seems like a long month already because of all the storms we've been having back here in the east, but this one, which they name athena, they're saying, was not as bad as they expected, although "the daily news" takes up bridge with that. >> that's how a lot of people are feeling. sthoo there they have the power on, and many people are still
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without power. >> they say it was going to be -- when they say a nor'easter, they were right. there was a foot of snow in some places in connecticut. central park, which is just right down the street from us, had 4.3 inches. one of the things that new york does very well is clearing the streets. when i woke up, i thought didt snow in you had to look on the grass and roof tops. >> the people -- if you think about what's happening to the folks who were really hit by that hurricane, and i said this last time, but when i lived in new orleans, used to 90 degree weather -- >> humid. >> what you're trying to do is not put more clothes on after a hurricane, but you can live in your house and clean up. >> if you have a house. >> this has added in -- the freezing temperatures, the snow. there is one little bright spot. stephanie gosk was doing an interview with a family long beach, long island, which is around where kathie and her
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assistant live. she was doing the interview. she was without power for multiple, multiple days, and she's got kids, and she's trying to keep them warm, and, anyway, there was a magic moment. this never is captured on tv usually. >> timing is everything. >> let's watch. >> the heat especially is the big concern right now. we are cold. ah! oh, my goodness. wow. oh, my goodness. now i think maybe i know what i'm going to do tonight. >> wow. >> they've been huddled up with kids and -- >> many still on our staff and in our crew still coming in here every day, and we always ask them every day, power yet? not yet. >> we're waiting for tammy's power to come on. >> tammy's power is about to come on. we're feeling it. >> what's your county again? >> union county. >> union county, new jersey. please! >> please for the good of all of us here. >> you know what, tam, i never heard you complain yet. >> she doesn't.
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>> no, you know what the one thing is tammy has done and i think everybody that has weathered this well has kept perspective. you know, there are so many people that are so worse off than you are, so when you are tempted, you have to go wait a minute, my children weren't swept away from me in the flood. i still have a house. it may have for power and no roof, but i have a house and a roof over my head still. >> i do think people's true colors come out in a situation like this. complainers seem to complain more than ever before, and people who don't just are as stoic as ever. i think you know who you are. >> you see other people's pain. we didn't have a problem because people came out in spite of their pain. why? why, you lovely women and men, did you come to see us at gallagher's steakhouse yesterday? >> we had such fun. the house, again, was packed. there were a bunch of terrific ladies. we fell in love with a lot of people. you see the woman right there we're kind of clinging on to? >> yes. >> she's 98 years old. >> she came out. >> she came in a nor'easter.
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>> in a nor'easter. >> tell them why. >> she lives in a nursing home. she just moved into one, and she wants to make more friends. she's precious, and she loved the show. >> this group is -- that's jen miller's group that came. >> jen miller, what a doll. >> yeah. >> these are all ladies who are, like, upper east side ladies in new york who are really savvy and very classy. every one of them looks like a barbie doll. they're so sweet. >> we just sat at each table and drank their wine and then moved on to the next table. >> they just couldn't have been more wonderful. >> thank you, again, gallagher's, for your wonderful hospitality. this some 350e78 have been asking will do you it again? now that scandalous is opening next week, we can't do the discount tickets anymore. if you all still want to come -- >> we'll do it. >> we'll do it with the regular ticket, then we'll organize one more time. hoda has been unbelievably faithful friend. >> let me say -- >> britney. >> we have to thank britney. >> britney was our rock star. >> she organized that thing.
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>> something magical happened at the show. i've seen the show a few times, and we were watching the first act, and the first act was over, and then the lights come up for intermission. some people can get a snack or go to the bathroom or whatever. a woman yells out -- yelled out bravo, kathie lee, and the place broke out. >> that was really lovely. thank you so much, everybody. obviously, i wasn't watching the boys last night. i wasn't either. >> you were cuddled up and watching tv -- >> you had cable. >> there was one -- there's one stand-out and we don't want to call this guy the winner, but he is so good. his name is trevan, and he is on ce-lo's team. he sang "how am i supposed to live without you." let's just listen. >> a great michael bolton song, right? ♪ i don't want to know i don't want to -- ♪ ♪
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♪ tell me how am i supposed to live without you ♪ ♪ now that i've been loving you so long ♪ ♪ how am i supposed to live >> wow. >> beautiful. >> is he being considered the frontrunner? >> he is kind of -- he seems like he is the top drawer, but there are a whole bunch of beautiful singers out there. every judge wanted him. we'll see what happens. anyway, they're going to have the results shown tonight at 8:00 p.m. >> okay. >> there's another kind of child in this world. a salt lake city girl named sam gordon. >> she's 9 years old. she likes football. good for her. >> dominated pee wee football. >> look at her. she outruns the boys. there she goes. gshgs sam, go. go, go. >> look at her with her helmet. is that frank gifford's daughter? look at her. >> hello.
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my gosh. >> that is so fun. look how little -- oh, oh. oh, she's still going. could you just watch it all day long? wait. where is she now? >> right in the front of the pack, baby. that's where she is. how cute. look at her avoid that tackle. this year alone, you guys, she scored 35 points. >> this is hysterical. >> she also tackles. what does she weigh, 50 pounds? >> 60 pounds. >> not even 50 pounds. >> a lot of the bigger kids are taking umbrage with this little girl. >> there's one kid that's 150 pounds, and his name is tank, and she can take him. shoo she can take the tank. >> good news, if your feet are ache and you're tired of being in heels, according to the "wall street journal" -- >> your day has come. >> we can go back to flats. >> hoda says no. >> no. >> i disagree. the tall people can wear flats just as elegantly as ever. sthoo here's what i think. >> i'm not sure if it's tall. i, again, wear a 9.5 or a 10 on some days. >> usually a 9.5.
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anyway, flats look tremendous. they look like slippers, and they're big, and they look when you are walking very -- they look big. >> i think that's just your perspective, honestly. when someone like myself who is only 5'5" 1/2, if i tease my hair, and, you know, would love to loose ten more pounds, it's for people that are weight challenged and height challenged that flats are a problem. >> anyway, but they say you have to get the right one. >> if you have the ballet kind -- >> it thats to square toed or -- >> pointy and flat at the top. i like those. all right. >> we have a controversy we need to clear up. it's the buy, borrow, and return policy when you get clothes. you buy them, wear them, and return them. well, know piled on to poor joanne -- >> who shall remain nameless. >> lamarka. >> that's yesterday's video for wearing the dress. anyway, apparently they turned her into a lepper on facebook.
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>> we're sorry we called you out because here's what our facebook friends had to say. ann kurtz wilson says as long as -- this is -- >> this is the one supporting her. >> she put these in the prompter. this is the one who likes her. >> the one. >> all right. as long as there is no zero damage, wear, showing the garment, there's difference in twig it on than wearing it once and returning it. she says you can tus drive it. >> let's get to what most people said. >> not lisa. >> she's doing it again. >> putting up all the nicest. >> this girl says -- this woman that we didn't say, she says if i'm going to buy it, i buy it, and wear it once, and i wash it and then if it's held up in the wash, i pay for it. >> that's ridiculous. >> there's what krishna rodriguez, who is speaking for everyone on facebook, "wearing an outfit and returning it to the store is deceitful. if you can't afford it, don't take it home. >> here's the thing, you could never buy anything in your life. you could just go to stores, wear it once, take it back, get -- everybody will think you
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have the greatest wardrobe in the whole world. it is -- >> i don't see the big deal. as long as you don't put deodorant stains on it or if you didn't ruin it. >> i don't want to be the person that buys it after you have worn it. >> how would you know? >> you would get bed bugs that way, and then you would care. >> short of that -- >> we are barely past halloween, which -- is it too early for christmas music even if it's mine? >> is that yours? ♪ everywhere you go >> stop playing christmas music this week as customers are complaining. >> not my music, of course. >> should you wait until after thanksgiving? we kind of think yes. >> yes. >> it just gets -- wait for the season. >> so you can feel it. i got a great song. you guys are going to love this. >> you want me to play your garbage? >> you're going to love it. >> this is a billy joel song. >> here's the things. >> but they have their families, okay? this is a beautiful song by
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billy joel. it may be the most beautiful love song ever written, and it's called "you're my home." >> i love billy. crank it, please, a little bit, guys. thank you. ♪ ♪ when you look into my eyes and you see the crazy gypsy in my soul ♪ >> a little more. you can hardly hear it on the floor, guys. ♪ it always comes as a surprise when i feel my withered roots begin to grow ♪ ♪ but i never had a place that i could call my very own and that's all right my love because you're my home ♪ >> listen to this next verse. >> okay. ♪ when you touch my weary head and you tell me everything will be all right ♪ ♪ you say, use my body for your bed and my love will keep you
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warm throughout the night ♪ >> here it is. ♪ well, i will never be a stranger and i'll never be alone never we're together that's my home ♪ >> that's beautiful. that's perfect. >> also perfect because it is our tammy's birthday coming up on sunday. she's not going to be with us. >> we have a cake. >> we have a cake and some champagne. get over here. >> you're not pregnant anymore. get over here. >> you're allowed to drink. >> tammy. >> tammy has been without power, not complaining. cheers. >> love you, sweetheart. >> lights on for all. happy birthday, tammy. we love you. >> there are sometimes outrageous and always great tv. we're talked about ice tea and coco. hoda, if you notice, your scandalous has been broken, tragically, but i hear from my friend nick who is in
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next episode they are talking kids. check it out. >> well, i mean, i -- >> what? you want to freeze your eggs? >> well, i'm thinking about it. >> how do they freeze eggs? >> just listen first. >> why? >> some people have a hard time making babies. you know, i don't know if we'll have a hard time. >> not with me, baby. not with me. >> okay. i'm want worried about you. so i'm worried about me. >> you'll be okay. you're fertile myrtle. >> that's why you love him on thatshow. it's your third season, right? >> it's our third season. it's going great. >> what's happening here, coco? >> you know how we have the hair-brain ideas. i got to do something. you know what, this is actually my favorite season yet. there's so much. it's action-packed. there's a lot of stuff going on, and freezing eggs is just one thing, and right now i have so much going on in my career, and i am being pressured by family and friends and just everybody
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tore me to have a little one. >> do you feel like you're running out of time? >> no, i don't. everybody is making me feel like i'm running out of time zoosh her girlfriend said something about freezing eggs, and then she brought it home. >> who are you going to listen to? >> that's right. >> i'm thinking, well, maybe that might be a good option just to have down the road. i got some eggs in the freezer just in case we need them. >> for back-up. >> yeah, back-up. >> you could lose your power. >> what do you think about the idea of a family? >> that's not a problem. you know, i told coc, you know, it's her choice. i have kids. i said when you are ready to have a baby, just tell me, pow. i can make a baby through a brick wall. that's not a problem. >> it's not about your -- you could have superman's sperm. if she has trouble with her eggs -- >> my sperm can refertilize her eggs zoosh. >> oh, my gosh. >> that's -- >> you're the sperm king. >> one of them. this is just stuff that goes on in our household. the name came from "i love lucy"
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because when we shot our first pilot they thought you guys are a comedy. they didn't know what to expect. i'm funny. you think i'm going to kill everybody. i'm not. i'm a nice guy. the show just has been going, and it's crazy, and she has ideas, and i say no. >> he always says no. i prove you wrong, don't i? all the ideas somehow turn out, you snn. >> sent this what you love? you fell in love with that zany side. >> absolutely. >> oh, lucy. >> it's exactly the same way. you got some "splaining" to do. >> she's the nicest person -- she never says one thing. you know, that's the truth. she's an honest to god, like, little angel so, we get along great. >> if you go on coco's twitter page, and i did, you are exposed all over the place. i had no idea what just happened. things are hanging out.
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>> i'm not naked, but, i mean, that's where i start before i met him. i started in the "play boy" world when i was 18. i'm 33 now, but i have been alone for 15 years, so i have a lot of pictures of me. >> there's a picture of you doing -- are you doing some kind of a behind workout with -- let's see. >> is there a picture? >> we see it right here as you're sitting right here. >> here we go. >> we have to see. >> i mean, you want to see the squat? the squat? >> look. and what does that do you? >> this is actually -- i'm squatting in heels, and it's actually working this part of the leg, and if you are flat, it works a different type of -- >> you're not flat. >> well, our crew is finally picking up on this segment. finally woke up. >> i came here to give lessons to the "today" show. >> of course, you did. >> bootie squats. >> you guys -- >> good for the bum. >> we wish you well on your third season and babies and
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this was tammy's house five minutes ago when we said come, on union city, turn the lights on in union county, and guess what happens. seriously, we just said it.
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that's all she wanted for her birthday. >> i can't believe that happened as we said it. >> you dug up a good video, huh? >> i did. i did. they say dogs are a man's best friend, but jackson is man's best helper, and he does everything to help get ready for a game of frisbee. when we come back it out. >> can you close that door? nice. good job. hey, where is the remote control? good job. good boy. do you have a frisbee around here somewhere? i think it was in the bedroom. i think i saw it. where is your frez by? go get it. there it is. good boy. oops. can you put it in my hand? good job. let's see.
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we're back with more on this thirsty thursday, and it's time for our plaza ambush makeover where two women in our crowd. >> showing off their skills as always, our resident makeover team. today contributor and style to the stars louis bakari. >> he is a hit. >> and "today" and "us weekly" contributor joan martin. it was kind of a cold, icky day. sdhoo this is the aftermath of the storm, so the crowd was a little weak, but we still found great candidates. don't you think, jill?
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>> pattinson fans and a few makeovers. >> she's 50 years old from orlando, florida. she relies on her 23-year-old daughter who dresses her, so she jumped at the chance for a brand new look. let's take a look at her story. >> well, i feel like everyone needs a makeover after the past week, but you're in town for a family wedding, so what are we going for here? >> well, i always like to look great for my husband, and we have a family wedding on friday night, and i haven't seen them in years. my siblings and relatives and everything, so i want to look awesome. hot. >> i like that she wants to wow you after 30 years. what do you think about that? >> i love being wowed every day, so i'm a lucky man. >> how cute is that? tom, you're going to keep your blind fold on, if you won't mind, until you get the green light to take it off. here is susan before. all right. susan, let's see the new you. ♪ >> wow.
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whoa. cool. all right. tom, you ready? >> i'm ready. >> look at your bride. >> wow. good job. >> ready to see yourself? wait. wait. wait. here comes hubby. he likes it. >> it worked. >> wow. >> you look beautiful. >> look right at camera 12. >> that's a transition. >> that's a transition. >> transformation. you know, she talked about how for 30 years they are still so sexually connected, and how great -- >> what did you say? >> sexually connected. how is that. they're hot for each other. >> that was very important to them that she just wanted to maintain that little vavoom quality. bridget gave her that great haircut. >> bridget, love her. >> isn't she the best?
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what she did is kept it simple because of the texture of her hair. long in the front, short in the babying. great style. the epitomy of morning city chic. i toned down the back of that hair and left that little piece of brightness around the front just to give it an accent. >> it's very modern and beautiful. and give your va-va-voom turn. >> this is something you could wear all the time. this is by maggie london. it's an already made wrap dress. >> they're wonderful. >> just with that little detail, and then the cuff is kansas scott and -- >> fabulous. >> he wants you over there with him. >> shout out to -- elementary school. >> all right. our second lady is lisa. she's 33 from the bronx. as a single mother of two children, her beauty routine of day consists of throwing her hair back in a ponytail, and she was thrilled at the opportunity
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to be pampered for just a few hours. let's listen to her story. >> you came here for pattinson, and now you are getting a makeover. it's a good treat. >> very happy to be here getting a makeover. this is the first time. >> and you're a little shocked? >> yes, i'm very shocked. >> and excited. i'll say that for you. what do you think about it? >> she deserves it. it's been a long time coming. she needs this makeover. >> thank you. so sweet. >> sisters can say that and sound sweet. other people can't, but she's here with her sister, ereka. >> look at erika. >> who is ready, and we will take one last look at lisa before and bring out the new lisa. ♪ >> oh, wow. beautiful. yes. >> look right there at camera 12. >> take it off? you ready? >> wow. oh, my -- >> you look good. >> it's awesome. >> you look really good. >> take a look at yourself, hon. >> oh, my --
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>> you look gorgeous. >> oh, my gosh. >> you are gorgeous. >> thank you so much. >> here we go. >> you look right here at camera 12. >> why don't we prepare for this? >> tell us. >> first of all, lisa, as you both said, she is an absolutely exquiz it beautiful woman. she just ignored her looks. what i did is i softened her hair color. i made it a slightly lighter brown, but she's a perfect brunette. haircut by bridget, and, of course, the makeup all soft and pretty. it was brought together. >> thank you. >> you look -- >> well, there's the story. >> what do you think? >> she's beautiful. that's just -- no words. >> ah. >> that's --
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>> we had so much fun picking out a dress, but she says i don't have a little black dress, so now you do, and this one is from london times. it's gorgeous. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. it's beautiful. >> all right. great job. and the after mentioned everyone else's story is next, everybody. >> we're ready. >> thank you. nice job. with no added sugar, just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very fruit-tritious. or, try ocean spray light 50, with just 50 calories, a full serving of fruit and no added sugar. with tasty flavors like cranberry-pomegranate and cranberry- concord grape, it's like a fruit stand in every bottle. just...you know... demonstrating how we blend the fruits. try all our tasty ocean spray 100% and light 50 juices. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design?
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today you are meeting our newest everyone has a story contest winner. ashley and francis. ashley wrote in to tell us about her mom. her mom adopted ashley when she was just -- >> francis has worked with special education children for more than 15 years and has battled thyroid cancer herself. first, here's their story. >> my mother francis is the most kind-hearted, good-spirited, patient, beautiful, intelligent
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and loving person that i've ever met in my entire life. in 2002 my mom was diagnosed with having thyroid cancer. the doctor was able to get rid of all the cancer and it has yet to come back. my mom never seems to be scared, and she always makes sure she stays strong for the family. she has worked in special education for over 15 years and absolutely loves what she does. at our church she worked for an organization which helps to provide foster children with homes. she loves this field of work because she was adopted by her grandmother when she was younger, and she adopted me when i was only 2 months old. i am so blessed that i was adopted by such an amazing woman to provide me with more love and support than i could ever ask for. i always wonder where i would have ended up if my mother had not adopted me when she did. my mother is truly an inspiration.
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no naert what ups or downs our family is going through, she never stops loving or trying. her love is unconditional, and i just hope that i can be half of the woman that she is when i am older. >> wow. >> beautiful. >> can you see why we responded over their letter, and ashley and her mother francis are here this morning. what's it like for you, francis, to hear the words that your daughter describes you as well. >> in tears. first of all, didn't even know she was doing all this. i was really shocked. >> she's a sneaky little thing. >> does it all the time. always doing something for me. >> she could be saying a lot of things about her mother, so i know as a mother my kids talked about me that way, it would break my heart. >> yeah. she's wonderful. she's always up-spirited. >> i love how you look up to your mom, and you say you want to be half the mom that your mother is when you get older. describe the relationship have you with your mom. >> very cool. that's the thing. out of everybody in my life, she has the most patience between her and my dad. they've been through a lot of up
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examines down with me and my siblings, but they never gave up on us. i appreciate that. >> you were adopted yourself? >> you know what that means to be adopted into a lovely home. it's all the things in the world, isn't it? >> my father's parents adopt me. i start staying with them, and then they doopted me. >> i was very close with my grandmother. >> i always wanted three kids, but hi complication with both pregnancies, and i think what sealed everything, my husband's father died, and after he died i just decided, you know what, we need something here. we were lost for a while, and we decided to adopt. sdoo nothing like a new life. >> yes. >> to just bring new perspective. you know? >> yeah. someone left and someone came in. >> we're going to have a great performance for you guys. very special star rachel potter is going to sing right now. >> new song that we've written just for you. >> oh. ♪ ny unstopables
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♪ everyone has a moment that changes their life ♪ >> we're back with francis and ashley. they are our everyone has a story winners, and david friedman and i wrote a very special song for you. it's called "without you." welcome broadway performer rachel potter from the great show "evita." ♪ ♪ there are so many wonderful people out there people who sacrifice, serve us, and care but there is one person most special to me the kind of a person i hope i
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can be ♪ ♪ she's acquainted with heartache and suffering too well ♪ ♪ still, her eyes are on heaven, though she's been through hell ♪ ♪ because even when she's at the end of her rope she never stops reaping a harvest of hope ♪ ♪ mom, i love you don't know where i would be ♪ ♪ if you hadn't found me and rescued me ♪ ♪ mom, i love you i feel lost and alone you gave me a light i would mefr know and honestly, i don't know what i would do if i had to live life without
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you ♪ ♪ there are so many gifts you give others each day ♪ ♪ if there's love to be given, you give it away ♪ ♪ but you save the greatest of gifts just for me when you gave me the gift of a family ♪ ♪ mom, i love you for all that you have done the gift that you have given, the battles you have won ♪ ♪ and for all the choices you make so lovingly especially the choice you made in choosing me because all my dreams could never have come true without your love, without your
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care, without your smile, without you there ♪ ♪ mom, i don't know what i'd do without you ♪ ♪ without you >> hmm. beautiful. >> we'll be back in just a moment, but, first, this is "today" on nbc. >> beautiful, rachel. good job. beautiful. ♪
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we're back. we're honoring a very special mother. rachel potter just performed "without you," and that was for
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francis and, of course, ashley. also with assistant composure david friedman. >> what did you think of your song? >> i loved it. it was beautiful. >> oh, it was beautiful. >> i liked -- you guys reacted. there was a line in there that says your eyes are on heaven, but you've been through hell, and you both looked at each other like that's the line. those are the people that smiled through the persecution and pain in life. we're so happy to be able to -- >> you have another battle you're going through all this point too. >> i should know either friday or mother. sfoo she's getting a buy opsy and check it out. >> you're a beautiful lady. >> we want to give you a little something. francis, there's a place called "the golden pheasant in bucks county. they done aid a consecutive two-night stay for you and your husband at the inn." they sent along this gift basket for you guys. >> that will be fun for you. >> yes.
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>> it will. >> i want to also say that rachel has her own cd out. >> rachel potter. >> it's -- >> the thought exchange. >> i want to listen. >> we have a show called "scandalous" david and i, and god bless, and tomorrow we're going to have a performance by cody -- >> people are crazy about that. co cody. >> we're going to have the truth about 12 healthy foods and the true reason you can't sleep. how about that? >> you already know mine. >> have an awesome thirsty thursday, everybody. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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